Low Pay and Income In Urban and Rural Areas: Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey

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Abstract

This paper examines the extent of urban-rural differences in low pay and the link between low pay and low incomes using data on urban and rural residents from the British Household Panel Survey for 1991-98. The results suggest that, overall, urban wages were significantly less than accessible rural but significantly more than remote rural wages even after adjustments were made for differences in observed characteristics. A lower percentage of urban workers who experienced low pay were also resident in low-income households. Lower urban in-employment and in-self-employment poverty were found relative to poor remote rural households even after differences in the characteristics across the different samples were controlled for.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1207-1222
Number of pages15
JournalUrban Studies
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003

Keywords

  • EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
  • LABOR-MARKETS
  • BRITAIN
  • WAGES
  • AGGLOMERATION
  • DYNAMICS
  • MOBILITY
  • POVERTY
  • CITIES
  • SEARCH

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