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Employment Concentration across US Counties.

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This paper examines the spatial distribution of jobs across US counties 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 US, 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 (divergence). While this se...

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10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2006.03.004
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Regional Science and Urban Economics More from this journal
Volume:
36
Issue:
4
Pages:
482 - 509
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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ISSN:
0166-0462
Language:
English
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uuid:e7c7e466-f67a-4d57-b241-3d5ec24245c8
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ora:1219
Deposit date:
2011-08-15

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