Papers in Innovation Studies, CIRCLE, Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy, Lund University
When and how does commuting to cities influence rural employment growth?
Abstract: Urban areas tend to grow in population and employment
while most rural areas face decline. Earlier research suggests that
well-growing rural areas benefit from urban proximity and more specifically
from rural-to-urban commuting. Studies on local labor markets suggest that
highly educated individuals earn more than other commuters and that they
tend to travel over longer distances to work. This suggests that the
impacts on growth differ for different parts of commuting labor. The aim of
this paper is to combine these literatures and explore how rural employment
growth is influenced by commuting and how far across space these effects
Keywords: Urban spread effects; rural-urban integration; commuting; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: R00; (follow links to similar papers)
34 pages, May 29, 2015
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