The Geography of Wage Inequality in British cities

N. Lee, Paul Sissons, K. Jones

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    Abstract

    The geography of wage inequality in British cities, Regional Studies. There is widespread concern about the scale and implications of urban inequality in Great Britain, but little evidence about which cities are the most unequal and why. This paper investigates patterns of wage inequality in 60 British cities. It has two principal goals: (1) to describe which cities are most unequal; and (2) to assess the important determinants of inequality. The results show a distinct geography of wage inequality: the most unequal cities tend to be affluent and located in parts of the Greater South East of England. A central determinant of these patterns is the geography of highly skilled workers. Because of this, the geography of urban wage inequality reflects the geography of affluence more generally. Publisher statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional Studies on 29 Jul 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00343404.2015.1053859
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1714-1727
    JournalRegional Studies
    Volume50
    Issue number10
    Early online date29 Jul 2015
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Bibliographical note

    This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional Studies on 29 Jul 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00343404.2015.1053859

    Keywords

    • Inequality
    • Wages
    • Great Britain
    • Cities
    • Travel-to-work areas

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