Human Capital and Employment Growth in German Metropolitan Areas: New Evidence
AbstractP oelhekke S. Human capital and employment growth in German metropolitan areas: new evidence, Regional Studies . German metropolitan areas with highly skilled workers became increasingly skilled between 1975 and 2003, creating faster urban employment growth in both the former East and the West. However, by using metropolitan areas instead of administrative regions and correcting important biases, it is shown that the effect of the share of college graduates on growth is at least one-third smaller and closer to 0.5% employment growth for a 10% increase in human capital. Moreover, positive effects of high-school graduates with vocational training are found, especially if the concentration of technical professionals is high. City success may thus depend on attracting the ‘right’ combination of skills. Human capital Skills City employment growth Germany Generalized method of moments (GMM) estimation.
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Volume (Year): 47 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
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- Steven Poelhekke, 2009. "Human Capital and Employment Growth in German Metropolitan Areas: New Evidence," DNB Working Papers 209, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
- J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
- R0 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General
- R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics
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