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Record number 560803
Title Diversity as the key to success? Urban and rural employment dynamics in the Netherlands
Author(s) Koster, Sierdjan; Brouwer, Aleid E.; Leeuwen, Eveline S. van
Source Regional studies (2020). - ISSN 0034-3404
Department(s) WASS
Urban Economics
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2020
Keyword(s) diversity - employment - externalities - rural - urban

This study addresses how diversity in the local sector structure is associated with employment development across different municipality types (urban, intermediate and rural). While this relationship has been studied primarily from an urban perspective, increasing economic diversity has gained traction as a policy tool, particularly in rural areas. Given the diverse roles of municipalities in the urban hierarchy, the analysis explicitly identifies the impact of other nearby local economies. It is found that nearby dense and diverse local economies are indeed important for employment growth for all three types of municipality. Diversity in a given municipality has no or even a negative relationship with growth.

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