Human Capital in Cities and Suburbs
AbstractResearch on human capital generally focuses on the regional level, and neglects the relative effects of its distribution between center cities and surrounding suburbs. This research examines the effects of this intra-metropolitan distribution on economic performance. The findings indicate that this distribution matters significantly to US regional performance. Suburban human capital matters more than center city human capital. However, this varies by regional size. Suburban human capital has the biggest effect on regional economic performance in smaller and medium size metros. Center city human capital has a relatively larger effect on economic performance in regions with over one million people.
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Date of creation: 20 Jan 2012
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Human Capital; Density; Intra-metropolitan distribution; Income; Housing prices;
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- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- O30 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
- R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
- R20 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-02-01 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2012-02-01 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-HRM-2012-02-01 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LMA-2012-02-01 (Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages)
- NEP-URE-2012-02-01 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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