The Employment Advantages of Skilled Urban Areas

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Diaz Escobar, Ana Maria;
  • Subject: Local labor markets | Human capital externalities | Signaling | Production complementarities | local labor markets, employment, human capital externalities, production complementarities, consumer demand spillovers, signaling, congestion | Employment | Consumer demand spillovers | Congestion
    • jel: jel:R23 | jel:J24 | jel:J21

This paper explores whether the agglomeration of human capital leads to social employment advantages in urban labor markets of a developing country: Colombia. I estimate the social effects of human capital agglomeration by comparing employment opportunities of individua... View more
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