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Where have all the graduates gone? Internal cross-state migration of graduates in Germany 1984–2004

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  • Oliver Busch

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  • Benjamin Weigert

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The present paper analyzes the out-migration of graduates to other German states or abroad based on the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Applying duration analysis, it can be shown that, ten years after graduation, slightly more than seventy percent of the graduates still live in the state where they completed their studies. The parametric estimation model identifies personal characteristics that are highly correlated with out-migration and permanent residence respectively. The analysis confirms previous results that nonresident students exhibit a significantly higher emigration propensity than resident fellows.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The Annals of Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 44 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 559-572

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Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:44:y:2010:i:3:p:559-572

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  1. Hübner, Malte, 2009. "The welfare effects of discriminating between in-state and out-of-state students," Working Papers 02/2009, German Council of Economic Experts / Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung.
  2. Thomas Brenner & Charlotte Schlump, 2013. "Universities, Public Research and Regional Innovation Output: An Empirical Study of 19 Technologies in Germany," Working Papers on Innovation and Space 2013-03, Philipps University Marburg, Department of Geography.

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