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The effects of regional characteristics on population growth in Korean cities, counties and wards

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  • The effects of regional characteristics on population growth in Korean cities, counties and wards
  • Lee, Bun Song; Chun, Sun Eae; Kim, Suk Young
  • Korea Development Institute


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Title The effects of regional characteristics on population growth in Korean cities, counties and wards
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Material Type Reports
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Lee, Bun Song; Chun, Sun Eae; Kim, Suk Young

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[Seoul]:Korea Development Institute

Date 2007
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Population
Social Development < Education
Holding Korea Development Institute

Abstract

This paper investigates the regional characteristics that influence the population growth rates in Korean cities, counties and wards during 1980~2000. Our results indicate that regions followed the fortunes of the industries to which regions were exposed initially. The level of education at the initial year is found to be a key determinant of region’s population growth suggesting that higher education levels influences population growth through productivity externalities and knowledge spillovers. The share of manufacturing employment at the initial year is found to positively affect the population growth even though the degree of impact trends downward being consistent with the work of Glaeser et al (1995). Our results also support the convergence hypothesis in Korea.