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The Effects of Metropolitan Job Growth on the Size Distribution of Family Income

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This paper examines how a metropolitan area's job growth affects its income distribution. The research uses annual Current Population Survey data on the income distribution in different metropolitan areas from 1979 through 1988. Faster metropolitan job growth increases real family income in the lowest income quintile by a significantly greater percentage than for the average family. Metropolitan job growth also increases the value of property owned by upper income quintiles, but property value effects are not large enough to offset the progressive effects of growth on labor income. Simulations indicate that economic development programs to increase metropolitan job growth will have a progressive effect if the cost per job created is low, and these costs are financed by personal taxes. But economic development programs with a high cost per job created, or financed by cutting social welfare programs, will have a net negative effect on the lowest income quintile.

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Paper provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles with number tjb1994jrs.

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Note: Appears in Journal of Regional Science 34(4): 483-501
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Keywords: local economic development; urban jobs; job growth; labor demand; family income;

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  1. Timothy J. Bartik, 2009. "Distributional Effects of Early Childhood Programs and Business Incentives and Their Implications for Policy," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research 09-151, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
  2. James R. Hines Jr. & Hilary W. Hoynes & Alan B. Krueger, 2001. "Another Look at Whether a Rising Tide Lifts All Boats," NBER Working Papers 8412, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Michael F. Dinerstein & Caroline M. Hoxby & Jonathan Meer & Pablo Villanueva, 2014. "Did the Fiscal Stimulus Work for Universities?," NBER Chapters, in: How the Financial Crisis and Great Recession Affected Higher Education National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Hilary W. Hoynes & Marianne E. Page & Ann Huff Stevens, 2006. "Poverty in America: Trends and Explanations," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 20(1), pages 47-68, Winter.
  5. Stephen Malpezzi, . "Local Economic Development and Its Finance: An Introduction," Wisconsin-Madison CULER working papers, University of Wisconsin Center for Urban Land Economic Research 02-06, University of Wisconsin Center for Urban Land Economic Research.
  6. Mark Partridge & Dan Rickman, 2010. "Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling for Regional Economic Development Analysis," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(10), pages 1311-1328.
  7. Hilary Hoynes, 1999. "The Employment, Earnings, and Income of Less Skilled Workers Over the Business Cycle," NBER Working Papers 7188, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  9. Timothy J. Bartik, 1993. "The Effects of Local Labor Demand on Individual Labor Market Outcomes for Diffrerent Demographic Groups and the Poor," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research 93-23, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
  10. Francine D. Blau & Lawrence M. Kahn & Jane Waldfogel, 2002. "The Impact of Welfare Benefits on Single Motherhood and Headship of Young Women: Evidence from the Census," NBER Working Papers 9338, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  12. Hans Koster, 2012. "Rocketing rents: The magnitude and attenuation of agglomeration economies using commercial rents and micro-data," ERSA conference papers ersa12p892, European Regional Science Association.
  13. Timothy J. Bartik, 1999. "Aggregate Effects in Local Labor Markets of Supply and Demand Shocks," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research 99-57, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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