Panel estimates of the Canadian rural/urban women's wage gap

Esperanza Vera-Toscano, Euan Phimister, Alfons Weersink

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Abstract

This article analyzes the female rural-urban wage gap in Canada using longitudinal data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics 1993-96. We estimate a two-step wage equation accounting for unobserved heterogeneity and sample selection. The results indicate that a statistically and economically significant rural-urban wage gap remains after controlling for observed and unobserved characteristics. Further, the results suggest this rural-urban wage difference is not simply induced by immobility between rural and urban markets. Rather, consistent with the effect of thinner rural labor markets, the evidence indicates that rural-urban differences in the impact of a number of explanatory variables are significant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1138-1151
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume86
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004

Keywords

  • Canada
  • female wage gap
  • rural labor markets
  • sample selection
  • unobserved heterogeneity
  • EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
  • RURAL AMERICA
  • PARTICIPATION
  • DIFFERENTIALS
  • MOBILITY
  • RENTS
  • LIFE
  • MEN

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