Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2005 by Gary Burtless, Janet Rothenberg Pack

By Gary Burtless, Janet Rothenberg Pack

Designed to arrive a large viewers of students and policymakers, the Brookings-Wharton Papers on city Affairs is an annual sequence that serves as a discussion board for state-of-the-art, obtainable study on city coverage. Contents for this quantity comprise: Editors' precis in retrospect to seem ahead: studying from Philadelphia's 350 Years of city improvement Joseph Gyourko (University of Pennsylvania) estate Tax barriers and Mobility: Lock-in influence of California's Proposition thirteen Nada Wasi (University of California—San Diego) and Michelle J. White (Brown college) greater schooling Appropriations and Public Universities: function of Medicaid and the enterprise Cycle Thomas J. Kane (University of California—Los Angeles), Peter R. Orszag (Brookings Institution), and Emil Apostolov (Brookings establishment) results of city Rail Transit Expansions: proof from 16 towns, 1970-2000 Nathaniel Baum-Snow (University of Chicago) and Matthew E. Kahn (Tufts college) Migration in the usa: function of Race-Ethnicity William H. Frey (University of Michigan) and Kao-Lee Liaw (McMaster collage) development of China's Medium-Size towns J. Vernon Henderson (Brown collage)

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The gap with Boston is especially large. While barely one-fifth of Boston’s adult population did not have a high-school 71. Glaeser and Saiz (2003). 72. Albert Saiz kindly provided all the data reported in this subsection. Metropolitan areas were not officially defined in 1940. Definitions based on 1999 boundaries determined by the Census Bureau are used for all the figures reported in table 2. Joseph Gyourko 29 Table 2. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. Source: Albert Saiz. a. Not applicable.

79. Somewhat related is the issue of whether social capital might help account for some of Philadelphia’s low growth. Knack and Keefer (1997) look at the issue across countries and find that countries with higher levels of trust and other social norms and more ethnically homogeneous populations tend to have higher and more equal incomes. The question of causality aside, little is known about what is happening to most measures of social capital over time across urban areas within the United States.

A. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. Source: Albert Saiz. a. Not applicable. a. Metropolitan area sample includes 304 areas in 1940 and 318 areas in the 1970–2000 period. City samples include 723 cities from the 1970–2000 period. 73 The bottom panel of table 2 reports the share of adults who are college graduates, this time at the city level. Philadelphia fares poorly by this metric, too. It is always well below the median and mean for the city sample, and has not improved relatively over the past thirty years.

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