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The Rural/Urban Wage Premium, Backwater- and Firm-Size Effects – A Microdata Cohort Analysis for Germany.

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Möller, Joachim ; Lehmer, Florian
Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:22


At the interface of regional and labor economics, our paper deals with two central topics in the analysis of wage formation, the urban wage premium and the firm-size wage differential. Choosing a cohort of workers from a large panel micro data set we find a raw urban wage premium of 15 percent. Controlling for firm size lowers the premium by 1/3. Evidence on migrants implies that the effects of ...


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