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Determinanten der Bevölkerungsentwicklung in West- und Ostdeutschland


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  • Gunter Steinmann
  • Sven Tagge
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    In the long run there will be a change of the size and the structure of the german population because of mortality decline and birth rates below the reproduction level. In this projection we analyze the different effects of variations of fertility, mortality and migration flows on the population. We show, that immigration on a realistic level is not able to compensate the deficit of live births, but can alleviate the shrinking and ageing process of the german population. Without pronatalistic measures, higher than present birth rates are not expected. While, in our simulations, immigration and an increase in fertility could potentially stabilize the population size in the west, this will not occur in the eastern part of Germany. There, the net east-west migration leads to an additional population decline.

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    Article provided by Halle Institute for Economic Research in its journal Wirtschaft im Wandel.

    Volume (Year): 8 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 91-95

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    Handle: RePEc:iwh:iwhwiw:4-02-4

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