Fabio Cerina (),
Alessio Moro and
Working Paper CRENoS from Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia
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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