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Spatial spillovers of the cultural employment growth in Brazilian municipalities

de Santana Ribeiro, Luiz Carlos and Carneiro Rios Lopes, Thiago Henrique and Borges Ferreira Neto, Amir and Rodrigues dos Santos, Fernanda (2019): Spatial spillovers of the cultural employment growth in Brazilian municipalities.

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The Brazilian cultural sector is rarely explored in the literature, especially considering all municipalities at the same time in an economic and spatial perspective. This paper aims to measure the level of specialization, urbanization and diversification externalities on the cultural employment growth rate in Brazilian municipalities between 2006 and 2016. To do so, spatial econometric models are used. The main results indicate there are no spatial associations regarding cultural employment growth in Brazil. The lack of complementarity of this sector, associate with the lack of incentives for its development, particularly in small municipalities, helps to explain our results.

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