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  • Where to Go, What to Ask: Selecting and Designing the Case Studies

    Manuel Pastor, Chris Benner

    Chapter from the book: Pastor M. & Benner C. 2015. Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn from America's Metro Areas.


    Chapter 3 describes the case-study selection process, looking at both cases where equity and growth come together and determining whether an epistemic community was present and cases where knowledge communities were reportedly present and were or were not yielding good results. The authors worked from an extensive database of data on job and earnings growth on the one hand and income distribution and poverty reduction on the other to determine which of the largest 192 regions in the country performed well over a thirty-year period. The chapter then describes the process of selecting eleven metropolitan areas for more in-depth analysis.

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    Pastor M. & Benner C. 2015. Where to Go, What to Ask: Selecting and Designing the Case Studies. In: Pastor M. & Benner C, Equity, Growth, and Community. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.6.c

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    Published on Oct. 12, 2015