Local high-tech job multipliers in Europe

Maarten Goos, Jozef Konings, Marieke Vandeweyer

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Examining employment growth in local labor markets across Europe, this article finds that each worker in a high-skilled occupation creates up to five extra jobs in local less-skilled-intensive services in the same region. However, it is also shown that there exist persistent differences in the size of this local high-tech job multiplier across regions. In particular, we find that the multiplier is larger in regions with higher immigration, an abundance of less-skilled workers, and lower gross output per capita. At the country level, we also show that this results in local high-tech job multipliers that are larger in Southern European countries than in the rest of Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-655
Number of pages17
JournalIndustrial and Corporate Change
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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