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The mobility of "creative workers" and their potential contribution to the recovery of old industrial cities in Spain

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Sánchez Moral, Simón (2017) The mobility of "creative workers" and their potential contribution to the recovery of old industrial cities in Spain. The Town planning review, 88 (1). pp. 93-107. ISSN 0041-0020

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Official URL: http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/doi/abs/10.3828/tpr.2017.8




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Strategies of attraction and retention of talent are gaining importance in the policy agendas of Spanish old industrial cities. However, since more evidence is needed regarding the effectiveness of these approaches this study begins by analysing the stocks and flows of ‘creative workers’ within the urban system. The inspection of a sample of their working histories confirms the capacity of this workforce to transform the nine studied cities by upgrading local human capital levels, fostering pecuniary externalities or improving local institutional frameworks. Nevertheless, some of these effects appear somehow blurred by low-skilled immigration and the dualisation of the labour market.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Urban shrinkage, talent, mobility, labour trajectories, urban resilience
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Economic geography
Humanities > Geography > Human geography
Humanities > Geography > Regional geography
ID Code:45684
Deposited On:20 Dec 2017 12:09
Last Modified:01 Feb 2019 00:01

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