The geography of wage inequality in British cities

Lee, N, Sissons, P and Jones, KE ORCID: 2016, 'The geography of wage inequality in British cities' , Regional Studies, 50 (10) , pp. 1714-1727.

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There is widespread concern about the scale and implications of urban inequality in Great Britain, but little evidence on 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.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Regional Studies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0034-3404
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Funders: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Depositing User: KE Jones
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2015 16:11
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 18:37

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