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Cities and growth: human capital location choice: accounting for amenities and thick labour markets

30 Aug 2012
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A growing literature has found a positive association between human capital and long-run employment growth across cities.
These studies have increased interest in understanding the location choices of university degree-holders, a group often used as a proxy measure of human capital. Based on data from the 2001 Canadian Census of Population, this paper investigates determinants of the location choices of degree- and non-degree-holders.
With a multinomial logit model, it tests a series of hypotheses about the differential effects of thick labor markets and amenities on the location choice of these groups across metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in Canada.

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