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Earnings Inequality in U.S. Metropolitan Regions: the Role of the Financial Services and Information Technology Industries

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dc.contributor.advisor Armor, David J.
dc.contributor.author Lawrence, James Albert
dc.creator Lawrence, James Albert en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-28T03:15:59Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-28T03:15:59Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8790
dc.description.abstract This dissertation presents annual measures of earnings inequality for 255 metro regions in the U.S. for the years 1990 to 2004. Measures of industrial structure are also calculated for each metro to observe whether there is an association generally between industrial structure and earnings inequality, with particular attention paid to the role of the financial services and information technology industries. It is found that while the financial services industry made a clear and significant contribution to the growth of earnings inequality in metro regions, the role of the information technology industry is not clear. It is instead found that the professional & business services industry--in addition to financial services--made an important contribution to the growth of earnings inequality in metro areas over the 1990 to 2004 period. These findings have important implications for financial regulatory and corporate governance policies.
dc.format.extent 160 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2013 James Albert Lawrence en_US
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Geography en_US
dc.subject earnings en_US
dc.subject financial services en_US
dc.subject income en_US
dc.subject inequality en_US
dc.subject metropolitan areas en_US
dc.subject wage en_US
dc.title Earnings Inequality in U.S. Metropolitan Regions: the Role of the Financial Services and Information Technology Industries en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Public Policy en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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