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To go or not to go: Emigration from Germany

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  • Silke Uebelmesser

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This study analyzes the qualitative aspects of emigration from Germany taking account of economic and non-economic reasons. The reported willingness to emigrate from Germany in the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) is explained for men and women by three groups of variables: individual characteristics, household characteristics, and regional characteristics. It turns out that the educational background and West German residency positively affect the willingness to emigrate, whereas German nationality, age, and the family situation are mostly negatively correlated with it.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 1626.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_1626

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Keywords: emigration; intention variable; probit estimation; German Socio Economic Panel (GSOEP);

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