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Spatial Polarization

Fabio Cerina (), E. Dienesch, Alessio Moro and Michelle Rendall

Working Paper CRENoS from Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia

Abstract: We study the allocation of skills across space and time in the U.S. Employment polarization is stronger in larger cities and mainly driven by number of workers. Using a theory-based measure of skills obtained within a spatial general equilibrium model, we investigate how the skill distribution changes across space and time. Consistent with employment polarization by city size, during the 1980- 2008 larger cities display a higher increase in the fraction of high- and low-skilled workers, while smaller cities display a higher increase in the fraction of medium-skilled. These patterns are largely determined by the emergence of skill-biased technological change.

Keywords: Spatial Sorting; Employment Polarization; City Sizes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2019
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