The determinants of East-West German migration: Some first results
AbstractThe determinants of migration propensities of East Germans in the German Socioeconomic Panel are investigated. The option value of waiting is proposed to capture important aspects of the migration decision. Logit analysis of migration intentions reveals that age, rents, friends and relatives in the West, and urban characteristics weigh significantly in the migration calculus. Levels and growth rates of nominal wages have little explanatory power. Some policy implications of these preliminary results are discussed.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal European Economic Review.
Volume (Year): 37 (1993)
Issue (Month): 2-3 (April)
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- Burda, Michael C, 1993. "The Determinants of East-West German Migration: Some First Results," CEPR Discussion Papers 764, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
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