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March 2005, Vol. 128, No.3
Pay relatives for metropolitan areas in the NCS
Maury B. Gittleman
Research Economist, Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Using data from the National Compensation Survey, calculations of pay which take into account the composition of employment across localities indicate that measures of interarea pay differentials which do not control for employment composition can be misleading.
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