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Ett integrerat Öresund. En studie av löneutvecklingen i Sydsverige 2000-2010

Talme, Linda LU (2012) NEKH01 20121
Department of Economics
Abstract
This thesis analyzes whether the wages in the south of Sweden grew faster than in other regions in Sweden during the first decade of the 21st century. The hypothesis stated is that higher wages in Denmark and the opening of the Öresund Bridge in July 2000 have led to a process of wage convergence between the two regions. The study examines the wages of nurses in order to detect a Swedish wage adjustment towards Denmark. This due to the group’s likelihood to commute to Denmark, the higher wages and flourishing labour market in comparison to the south of Sweden. The study consists of four additional professions in order to compare the nurses’ wage trend.
The methodology of the study is an econometric trend analysis of the wage trend in the... (More)
This thesis analyzes whether the wages in the south of Sweden grew faster than in other regions in Sweden during the first decade of the 21st century. The hypothesis stated is that higher wages in Denmark and the opening of the Öresund Bridge in July 2000 have led to a process of wage convergence between the two regions. The study examines the wages of nurses in order to detect a Swedish wage adjustment towards Denmark. This due to the group’s likelihood to commute to Denmark, the higher wages and flourishing labour market in comparison to the south of Sweden. The study consists of four additional professions in order to compare the nurses’ wage trend.
The methodology of the study is an econometric trend analysis of the wage trend in the south of Sweden compared to other regions in Sweden, as well as the trend for nurses in the south of Sweden compared to other regions. Other variables in the regression analysis are; gender, exchange rate and number of employed within the analyzed professions.
The result of the analysis is that there is a significant higher wage trend in the south of Sweden. However, there are no signs of any significant wage trend for nurses in the south of Sweden or any of the other four professions. The conclusion is that there is a general higher wage trend in the south of Sweden.
Moreover, if the higher growth trend in wages in the south of Sweden is persistent over time and if this is a sign of wage convergence, the labour market in the south of Sweden has got an uncertain future. That is if high-skilled labour chooses to work in Denmark and/or if companies choose to locate elsewhere in Sweden due to overpriced labour. (Less)
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author
Talme, Linda LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKH01 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
wage convergence, löneutjämning, migration, arbetsmarknad, Öresund, Öresundsbron
language
Swedish
id
2639029
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2012-06-15 12:49:56
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  abstract     = {This thesis analyzes whether the wages in the south of Sweden grew faster than in other regions in Sweden during the first decade of the 21st century. The hypothesis stated is that higher wages in Denmark and the opening of the Öresund Bridge in July 2000 have led to a process of wage convergence between the two regions. The study examines the wages of nurses in order to detect a Swedish wage adjustment towards Denmark. This due to the group’s likelihood to commute to Denmark, the higher wages and flourishing labour market in comparison to the south of Sweden. The study consists of four additional professions in order to compare the nurses’ wage trend.
The methodology of the study is an econometric trend analysis of the wage trend in the south of Sweden compared to other regions in Sweden, as well as the trend for nurses in the south of Sweden compared to other regions. Other variables in the regression analysis are; gender, exchange rate and number of employed within the analyzed professions. 
The result of the analysis is that there is a significant higher wage trend in the south of Sweden. However, there are no signs of any significant wage trend for nurses in the south of Sweden or any of the other four professions. The conclusion is that there is a general higher wage trend in the south of Sweden. 
Moreover, if the higher growth trend in wages in the south of Sweden is persistent over time and if this is a sign of wage convergence, the labour market in the south of Sweden has got an uncertain future. That is if high-skilled labour chooses to work in Denmark and/or if companies choose to locate elsewhere in Sweden due to overpriced labour.},
  author       = {Talme, Linda},
  keyword      = {wage convergence,löneutjämning,migration,arbetsmarknad,Öresund,Öresundsbron},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ett integrerat Öresund. En studie av löneutvecklingen i Sydsverige 2000-2010},
  year         = {2012},
}