Location Choices of the Creative Class: Does Tolerance Make a Difference?

Haisch, Tina; Klöpper, Christof (2015). Location Choices of the Creative Class: Does Tolerance Make a Difference? Journal of urban affairs, 37(3), pp. 233-254. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/juaf.12148

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Human capital and members of the creative class are bearers of economic growth, yet little is known about exactly what the relevant factors are for the concentration of the highly skilled in a specific place. Tolerance for example is supposed to make the difference between creative and human capital. But does tolerance really make a difference for anybody? And what about other factors: Are they specifically relevant for creative individuals or simply valid for the whole population? This study contributes to the discussion on the highly skilled by investigating whether tolerance, taxes, or other regional amenities contribute to their concentration and dynamics. The results show that tolerance in particular toward immigrants, but also toward same-sex partnerships, is a rather dynamic concept, differs largely between and within functional urban regions, and makes a difference regarding the highly skilled.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Economic Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Haisch, Tina

Subjects:

700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0735-2166

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Wälti-Stampfli

Date Deposited:

29 Jul 2015 15:41

Last Modified:

19 Oct 2015 09:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/juaf.12148

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.70487

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70487

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