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The spatial inequality of wage income in Barcelona Metropolitan Area
Madariaga, Rafa; Martori Cañas, Joan Carles; Oller, Ramon
Universitat de Vic. Grup de Recerca Distribució de la Població, l'Activitat i la Renda
ABSTRACT The measure and estimation of income levels in Barcelona Metropolitan Area (BMA) goes back a long way. Using different approaches and focusing on different municipalities, there is a lot of work in the field. The majority of the literature has focused on the estimation of income levels using variables related to consumption. The empirical evidence on wage differentials has shown an important growth during 80’s and 90’s especially in United Kingdom and USA. Less is known on spatial distribution of inequality. This paper presents a new data set for analyzing spatial distribution of wage income. This data is obtained by matching Wage Structure Survey (WSS) with data from Census disaggregated by census tracts. In this way we have a unique data set with wage incomes for every census track for 36 municipalities belonging to BMA. We develop a descriptive analysis of spatial distribution, testing for spatial autocorrelation and use the family of Generalised Entropy Indices to measure inequality. Properties of the index allow us to decompose inequality into inter and intra-municipality measures. Since we have two cross-sectional data for WSS (1995-2002) we can also analyze the evolution of the inequality in this period of economic growth. Key words: spatial distribution of wages, spatial autocorrelation, inequality indices.
04-02-2009
Desigualtats econòmiques regionals
Salaris Barcelona (Catalunya : Àrea metropolitana)
Barcelona (Catalunya : Àrea metropolitana) Condicions econòmiques
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