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An Analysis of Urban Size and Territorial Location Effects on Employment Probabilities: The Spanish Case




The probability of being employed varies depending on several factors. Many of these are related to personal characteristics such as educational level, age, gender, or number and age of children. Nevertheless, other factors may be relevant, in particular the geographical environment. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the relevance of urban size and the position of each territory (in terms of its distance from large metropolises) for the probability of being employed in the Spanish economy. Following the set of economic regions suggested by Polése, Shearmur and Rubiera (2007), we try to explain the spatial patterns of employment distribution. Our results show some relevant differences between these alternative economic areas. We find that municipalities with similar sizes and located at a similar distance from a metropolis but belonging to different Autonomous Communities or provinces share similar employability patterns.

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  • Ana Viñuela‐Jiménez & Fernando Rubiera‐Morollón & Begoña Cueto, 2010. "An Analysis of Urban Size and Territorial Location Effects on Employment Probabilities: The Spanish Case," Growth and Change, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 41(4), pages 495-519, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:growch:v:41:y:2010:i:4:p:495-519

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