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Skills and Creativity in a Cross-section of Dutch Cities

By G.A. Marlet and C. van Woerkens

Abstract

In this paper we examine Richard Florida’s Creative Capital theory in comparison with Human Capital theory, using a cross section of Dutch cities as our sample. Employment growth in Dutch cities can be predicted both from local education levels and from the presence of a large creative class, but especially from the latter. We conclude that in theory creativity is not very different from human capital. Nevertheless Florida’s creative class is a better standard to measure human capital then education is

Topics: human capital, creative class, urban growth
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.library.uu.nl:1874/7392
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