Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2015 Danmai Xiang
The thesis attempts to find the determinants of unemployment rates for a geographical area, the Inland Empire. San Bernardino and Riverside County, located east of Los Angeles, are home to over 4 million people. After reviewing the literature on the determinants of unemployment and the relevance of human capital theories, I develop a human capital index and apply it to the 36 cities in Inland Empire. While some of the control variables are found to be important determinants of unemployment, the human capital index appears to dominate as an explanatory factor. The study concludes with a policy implications.
Xiang, Danmai, "A Human Capital Index for the Inland Empire" (2015). CMC Senior Theses. 1178.
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