Labour Market Pooling: Evidence from Italian Industrial District
Local Economies and Internationalization in Italy Conference, p. 213, 2003
38 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2012
Date Written: November 20, 2003
The paper provides an empirical investigation of labor market pooling. The analysis, based on a unique data set covering all Italian industrial districts (IIDs), examines whether agglomerations create wage and labor mobility differentials. Differently from previous studies, we estimate complete Mincerian wage equations, investigating whether not only returns to seniority, but also returns to education are a possible source of differentiation. We find that working in IIDs reduces returns to education, does not affect returns to seniority, and provides a small, rarely significant, wage premium. Moreover, dwelling in IIDs has no impact on the probability of being self-employed and does not increase worker mobility across jobs.
Keywords: Agglomeration, Labor Market, Wages, Human Capital, Labor Mobility
JEL Classification: R12, R23, J23, J31, J62
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