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Skills and Creativity in a Cross-section of Dutch Cities

  • G.A. Marlet
  • C. van Woerkens
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    Abstract In this paper we examine Richard Florida’s Creative Capital theory in comparison with Human Capital theory, using a cross section of Dutch cities as our sample. Employment growth in Dutch cities can be predicted both from local education levels and from the presence of a large creative class, but especially from the latter. We conclude that in theory creativity is not very different from human capital. Nevertheless Florida’s creative class is a better standard to measure human capital then education is. Keywords: human capital, creative class, urban growth

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    Paper provided by Utrecht School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 04-29.

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    Date of creation: 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:use:tkiwps:0429
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