Human Capital and Regional Wage Gaps

  title={Human Capital and Regional Wage Gaps},
  author={Enrique L{\'o}pez-Bazo and Elisabet Motell{\'o}n},
  • Enrique López-Bazo, Elisabet Motellón
  • Published 2009
This paper uses micro-level data to analyse the effect of human capital on regional wage differentials. The results for the set of Spanish regions confirm that they differ in the endowment of human capital, but also that the return that individuals obtain from it varies sharply across regions. Regional heterogeneity in returns is especially intense in the case of education, particularly when considering its effect on the employability of individuals. These differences in endowment and… CONTINUE READING

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