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Deriving Empirical Definitions Of Spatial Labor Markets: The Roles Of Competing Versus Complementary Growth

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  • Khan, Romana
  • Orazem, Peter F.
  • Otto, Daniel M.

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Rural communities compete with each other for firms, but their residents often commute large distances to work. Consequently, rural communities can benefit from economic growth occurring as much as 50 miles away. Data on county population growth shows that counties benefit from growth one or two counties away.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT with number 21007.

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  10. Raphael Bar-El, 2006. "Inter-regional labor market equilibrium: another pattern of spatial mismatch," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 40(2), pages 393-405, June.

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