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dc.contributor.authorAbel, Jaison R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGabe, Todd M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStolarick, Kevinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-17T14:35:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-17T14:35:49Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/60865-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines differences in the skill content of work throughout the United States, ranging from densely populated city centers to isolated and sparsely populated rural areas. To do so, we classify detailed geographic areas into categories along the entire urban-rural hierarchy. An occupation-based cluster analysis is then used to measure the types of skills available in the regional workforce, which allows for a broader measure of human capital than is captured by conventional measures. We find that the occupation clusters most prevalent in urban areas - scientists, engineers, and executives - are characterized by high levels of social and resource-management skills, as well as the ability to generate ideas and solve complex problems. By contrast, the occupation clusters that are most prevalent in rural areas - machinists, makers, and laborers - are among the lowest in terms of required skills. These differences in the skill content of work shed light on the pattern of earnings observed across the urban-rural hierarchy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFederal Reserve Bank of New York New York, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStaff Report, Federal Reserve Bank of New York 552en_US
dc.subject.jelR11en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.jelO18en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordskillsen_US
dc.subject.keywordoccupationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordurban-ruralen_US
dc.subject.keywordearningsen_US
dc.titleWorkforce skills across the urban-rural hierarchyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715005448en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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