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October 2011

Domestic employment in U.S.-based multinational companies

Elizabeth Weber Handwerker, Mina M. Kim, Lowell G. Mason

Establishments of multinational manufacturing firms in the United States are larger, are located disproportionately in the South, employ a disproportionate number of engineers, and pay higher wages, on average, than other U.S. establishments; these findings hold even after controlling for establishment industry, size, and age, and the interaction between industry and size.

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