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dc.contributor.authorLin, Yuhui
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T16:48:57Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T16:48:57Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-30
dc.identifier.otherLin_cornell_0058O_10603
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornell:10603
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 11050605
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/67621
dc.description.abstractThis thesis starts with the concept of the Creative Class proposed by Richard Florida in his book The Rise of the Creative Class, and examines two issues relevant to his theory: (1) the efficacy of occupational-based Creative Class to account for regional wage growth rates during the after-recession period; (2) the factors that affect the inter-region growth rates of the Creative Class for the same period. The empirical data applied in this thesis are based on the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the United States. Two compound hypotheses are built to examine the issues with two Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression models respectively. The T-test and F-test results from the OLS models jointly show that the factors proposed by Florida to account for the wage growth rates and the growth rates of the Creative Class in MSAs are less effective than they are expected in Florida’s theory. In contrast, the general education attainment and regional economic characteristics advocated by other researchers are more important to be considered for the two growth issues.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectPublic policy
dc.subjectRegional studies
dc.subjectUrban planning
dc.subjecteconomic impacts
dc.subjectMetropolitan Statistical Area
dc.subjectmigration patterns
dc.subjectRichard Florida
dc.subjectthe Creative Class
dc.subjectwage growth rates
dc.titleTHE ECONOMIC IMPACTS AND MIGRATION PATTERNS OF THE "CREATIVE CLASS": EVIDENCE FROM 330 METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS IN THE U.S. DURING AN AFTER-RECESSION PERIOD (2010 TO 2015)
dc.typedissertation or thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineRegional Science
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameM.S., Regional Science
dc.contributor.chairBrooks, Nancy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDonaghy, Kieran Patrick
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/knw1-j911


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