The Geography of Creative People in Germany
AbstractIt has been argued that creativity is an important source of regional growth. This article investigates the geography of people in creative occupation in Germany. The population share of the creative class as well as of bohemians and artists is relatively high in larger cities, but smaller places and rural regions may also have a considerable proportion of people with a creative job. While ethnical and cultural diversity and a high level of public supply in health care and education can explain the distribution of creative people, employment opportunities seem to play only a minor role. A high share of creative occupations seems to be conducive to regional growth; however, the exact nature of this relationship is still unclear.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 21965.
Date of creation: 2008
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Publication status: Published in International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy 1-3.5(2009): pp. 7-23
creativity; entrepreneurship; innovation; regional development;
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