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The creative class: do jobs follow people or do people follow jobs?
University of Tromsö.
University of Tromsö.
University of Jyväskylä .
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics. CEDAR. (Economic Policy Network / ALC)
2018 (English)In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 52, no 6, p. 745-755Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Regional adjustment models are applied to explore causal interaction between two types of people distinguished by educational attainment, and two types of jobs, creative class jobs and other jobs. Data used are for labour market regions in Finland, Norway and Sweden from the 2000s. Creative class jobs follow people with high educational attainment (oneway causation), but creative class jobs also follow main jobs and vice versa (circular causation). The results suggest that stimulating creative class job growth could be accomplished through attracting people with higher education, but also through attracting main sector business with the added benefit that the initial stimulus would be reinforced through circular and cumulative causation between job creation in the two sectors.

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Routledge, 2018. Vol. 52, no 6, p. 745-755
Keywords [en]
creative class, regional adjustment, sectoral dynamics, Northern Europe
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Economics Work Sciences
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128119DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2016.1254765ISI: 000430097800002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85010004832OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-128119DiVA, id: diva2:1049163
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Swedish Research Council, 2006-21576-36119-66Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2006–1010Available from: 2016-11-23 Created: 2016-11-23 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved

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