Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18699
Authors: 
Hendricks, Lutz
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 1335
Abstract: 
The fraction of persons holding a college degree differs nearly two-fold across U.S. states. This paper documents data related to state educational attainment differences and explores possible explanations. It shows that highly educated states employ skillbiased technologies, specialize in skill-intensive industries, but do not pay lower skill premia than do less educated states. Moreover, measures of urbanization and population density are positively related to educational attainment. Theories based on agglomeration economies offer natural explanations for these observations.
Subjects: 
education
agglomeration
JEL: 
R11
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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