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Title:Labor market pooling and occupational agglomeration PDF Logo
Authors:Gabe, Todd M.
Abel, Jaison R.
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Staff Report, Federal Reserve Bank of New York 392
Abstract:This paper examines the micro-foundations of occupational agglomeration in U.S. metropolitan areas, with an emphasis on labor market pooling. Controlling for a wide range of occupational attributes, including proxies for the use of specialized machinery and for the importance of knowledge spillovers, we find that jobs characterized by a unique knowledge base exhibit higher levels of geographic concentration than do occupations with generic knowledge requirements. Further, by analyzing co-agglomeration patterns, we find that occupations with similar knowledge requirements tend to co-agglomerate. Both results provide new evidence on the importance of labor market pooling as a determinant of occupational agglomeration.
Subjects:Agglomeration
occupations
labor market pooling
knowledge
JEL:R12
J24
R20
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Staff Reports, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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