The Location of Jobs in a Developing Metropolis

The Location of Jobs in a Developing Metropolis : Patterns of Growth in Bogota and Cali, Colombia

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The author presents descriptive statistics on employment location in Bogota and Cali, Colombia. He then presents analysis of a survey questionnaire answered by a sample of firms in the two cities. The book also includes three chapters of his econometric analysis of the determinants of business location. The text will interest administrators, economic strategists and business people actively concerned with Colombian economic more

Product details

  • Hardback | 191 pages
  • 157.5 x 238.8 x 17.8mm | 476.28g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • maps and tables, index
  • 0195207866
  • 9780195207866

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction and Summary of Findings: City growth, urban policies, and the need for research on employment location; The city study; The data and a reader's guide; Summary of findings and policy implications; Part II: Employment Location by Major Industry Group: Introduction; Employment composition by industry and firm size; Spatial distribution of employment; Decentralization of employment; Moving patterns and incidence of births; Summary; Appendix to Chapter II: Data comparisons; Part III: Location Patterns of Manufacturing Employment: Introduction; Comparisons of Bogota and Cali with U.S. cities; Decentralization trends; Components of change in the spatial distribution of employment; Location patterns of industry; Summary; Part IV: Determinants of Manufacturing Employment Location: Survey Results for Bogota: Introduction; Sampling strategy and sample outcome; Selected findings of the establishment survey; Summary; Part V: A Model of Manufacturing Employment Location: Introduction; Theoretical and Empirical framework for modelling employment location; Evolution of multinomial logit models in urban economic research and extension to the present study; Multinomial logit estimation results; Summary; Appendix 5A: Multinomial logit estimation results with alternative specifications; Appendix 5B: Theoretical and empirical specification of the model; Part VI: A Model of Retail Trade and Service Employment Location: Introduction; Market potential/access models; Empirical findings; Summary; Part VII: The Spatial Structure of Production: Introduction; Estimating the elasticity of capital-land substitution: The state of the art; Estimation of the elasticity of substitution between land and other inputs; Empirical evidence on land price gradient; Empirical evidence on wage gradient; Manufacturing establishment survey more

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"Lee does a first-rate job in an area where analytically based efforts are yet scarce. The book's contents should prove an enduring methodological influence on the analysis of employment location in any urban context."--Journal of Regional Science"Timely and important....The volume is instructive to researchers, presenting an innovative combination of primary and secondary data, and a variety of analysis on location decision making in formal firms."--Economic Geographyshow more