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Regional agglomeration of skills and earnings: from convergence to divergence?
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics. Tillväxtanalys. (Economic Policy Network / ALC)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR). (Economic Policy Network)
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Abstract [en]

In this paper, we analyse the geographical distribution of skills and the human capital content of migration flows between Swedish local labour markets. The study is based on detailed longitudinal population register data. During the last three decades, we find a distinct pattern of skill divergence across regions. The uneven distribution of human capital is reinforced by the mobility of the highly educated population. The pattern of skill divergence coincides with declining or even reversed income convergence across Swedish regions. The skilled regions become both more skilled and richer, while the less skilled regions lag behind. This development has potentially important implications for both regional and national economic policy.

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Östersund, 2018. , p. 49
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Tillväxtanalys PM ; 2018:09
Keywords [en]
Agglomeration, Skills, Migration, Regional Divergence
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-147920OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-147920DiVA, id: diva2:1209203
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Westerlund acknowledge financial support from Tillväxtanalys (The Swedish Agence for Growth Policy Analysis)

Available from: 2018-05-22 Created: 2018-05-22 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

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