Type
Article
Title
Measures, drivers and effects of green employment: evidence from US local labor markets, 2006-2014
In
Journal of Economic Geography
Author(s)
VONA Francesco - Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (Author)
MARIN Giovanni - Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo (Author)
CONSOLI Davide - Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management (Author)
Editor
GB : Oxford University Press
Volume
19
Number
5
Pages
1021 - 1048 p.
ISSN
14682702
Keywords
Green employment, Local labor markets, Task-based approach, Local multipliers, Green american recovery and reinvestment act, Environmental policies
Abstract
EN
This paper explores the nature and the key empirical regularities of green employment in US local labor markets in 2006–2014. The main methodological novelty consists of a new measure of green employment based on the task content of occupations. Descriptive analysis reveals that green employment is pro-cyclical, highly skilled, commands a 4% wage premium and is geographically concentrated. Green employment dynamics positively correlates with local green subsidies within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, local green knowledge, and resilience to the great recession. Finally, we find that one additional green job is associated with 4.2 (2.2 in the crisis period) new local jobs in non-tradable non-green activities.

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