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dc.contributor.authorSuedekum, Jensen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:09:25Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:09:25Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33256-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I analyze the impact of human capital on local employment growth for the case of West Germany (1977-2002). I find robust evidence that skilled cities grow faster than unskilled ones, but this need not indicate localized human capital externalities are at work. A large initial share of high-skilled workers significantly reduces subsequent growth of high-skilled jobs. The observed positive impact on total employment growth is, therefore, due to the fact that low-skilled jobs grow faster than high-skilled jobs decline in initially skilled cities. This evidence is in line with complementarities among skill groups as the major causal link between human capital and employment growth. It challenges theories of self-reinforcing spatial concentration of high-skilled workers due to strong localized spillovers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1969en_US
dc.subject.jelR11en_US
dc.subject.jelO40en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordlocal employment growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordexternalitiesen_US
dc.titleHuman capital externalities and growth of high- and low-skilled jobsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn50780421Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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