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It Takes a Village: A Test of the Creative Class, Social Capital and Human Capital Theories


Michele Hoyman


University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Political Science

Christopher Faricy


University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Political Science

December 9, 2008

Urban Affairs Review, January 2009

Abstract:     
Richard Florida in The Rise of the Creative Class introduced one of the most widely adopted urban growth strategies in decades. However, scholars have found little theoretical support for the connection between the creative class and economic development. This article empirically tests the creative class theory as compared to the human and social capital models of economic growth. Our results demonstrate that the creative class is not related to growth, whereas human capital is a good predictor of all economic growth and development measures. We found mixed results for social capital although it outperformed all models in predicting average wage.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 31

Keywords: creative class, economic development, economic growth

JEL Classification: O1

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Date posted: December 10, 2008  

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Hoyman, Michele and Faricy, Christopher, It Takes a Village: A Test of the Creative Class, Social Capital and Human Capital Theories (December 9, 2008). Urban Affairs Review, January 2009 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1313563

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Michele Hoyman (Contact Author)
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Political Science ( email )
Department of Political Science
361 Hamilton Hall, CB#3265
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States
Christopher Faricy
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Political Science ( email )
Department of Political Science
361 Hamilton Hall, CB#3265
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States
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