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Employment Concentration across U.S. Counties.

Abstract:

This paper examines the spatial distribution of jobs across U.S. counties between 1970 and 2000, and investigates whether sectoral employment is becoming more or less concentrated. The existing literature has found deconcentration (convergence) of employment across urban areas. Cities only cover a small part of the U.S. though. Using county data, our results indicate that deconcentration is limited to the upper tail of the distribution. The overall picture is one of increasing concentration (...

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Klaus Desmet More by this author
Marcel Fafchamps More by this author
Journal:
Regional Science and Urban Economics
Volume:
36
Publication date:
2006
URN:
uuid:26b4d855-b92c-4156-921f-dff23f2c44a4
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11368
Language:
English

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