Within‐Industry Agglomeration of Occupations: Evidence from Census Microdata
21 Pages Posted: 29 May 2020
Date Written: November 2019
This study uses worker‐level data on industry, occupation, and place of work to explore differences in the spatial properties of production, administrative, and R&D occupation groups within industries. To measure differences, we calculate location quotients at the local labor market level and the Duranton and Overman (2005) agglomeration index for each group. We find appreciable differences in the spatial distribution of occupation groups within most manufacturing industries, with R&D occupations consistently exhibiting the highest degree of spatial concentration. Our results are consistent with the core theoretical and empirical results in the agglomeration literature.
Keywords: agglomeration, manufacturing, occupations, R&D
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