How does employment density influence individuals’ wages?: A micro data approach.
2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
We estimate the effect of employment density on wages in Sweden in a large geocoded data set on individuals and workplaces. Employment density is measured in four circular zones around each individual’s place of living. The data contains a rich set of control variables that we use in an instrumental variables framework. Results show a relatively strong but rather local positive effect of employment density on wages. Beyond 5 kilometers the effect becomes negative. This might indicate that the effect of agglomeration economies falls faster with distance than the effects of congestion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge: Högskolan Dalarna , 2013.
Working papers in transport, tourism, information technology and microdata analysis, ISSN 1650-5581 ; 26
agglomeration economies, accessibility, IV, Sweden
Social and Economic Geography Economics and Business
Research subject Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - others
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-13101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-13101DiVA: diva2:653304