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Interesting and to some degree helpful in thinking about policies needed in London (for JustSpace.org.uk) but
(i) Is the “private” really significant? Substantial amount of knowledge-intensive activity in public sector too – universities, health, libraries which I would expect to perform as well or better in generating and sustaining good quality jobs with growth and progression;
(ii) and is the “services” constraint valid? Think of the manufacturing, repair, construction and related sectors which are often very knowledge-intensive….
You may have hit on a correlation which could have negative policy impacts.
Cheers Michael. both good points and ones I agree with.
I used KIBs as a proxy (albeit imperfect) measure for ‘good jobs’ – i.e. jobs that pay well, have decent career progression opportunities and (at least for now) are more resilient in the face of on-going globalisation and technological development. undoubtedly there are jobs in the public/voluntary sector and in non-service industries (manufacturing/construction. etc) that also fit this definition.