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Cultural amenities and unemployment in Dutch cities : disentangling a consumerist and productivist explanation for less-educated urbanites’ varying unemployment levels across urban economies

Auteur :
VAN DER WAAL, J.

Description :
This article confronts the production-based interpretation with a competing consumption-based explanation, which focuses on the role of cultural amenities in Dutch metropolitan agglomerations. It is shown that advanced producer services settle in cities that are rich in cultural amenities, instead of the other way around as classical labour-follows-capital explanations imply. Yet, only advanced producer services prove to reduce the unemployment levels of the less-educated, meaning that the polarisation thesis, and not the theory on cultural amenities, is a valid explanation for the low level of unemployment in post-industrial cities.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Urban studies (Harlow), issn : 0042-0980, 2013, vol. 50, n°. 14, p. 2869-2885, nombre de pages : 17, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Harlow, Longman Group

Langue :
Anglais
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