Does labour mobility reduce disparities between regional labour markets in Germany?
Abstract"Differences in regional labour market conditions are still pronounced in Germany, especially between the Eastern and the Western part. Traditional neoclassical models imply that labour mobility should reduce disparities. In contrast, models that include externalities or selective migration suggest that regional differences might well increase due to interregional migration of workers. We investigate the impact of labour mobility on regional disparities in Germany between 1995 and 2005. Considering the impact of migration as well as commuting, effects on regional wages and unemployment are estimated. Our results suggest that labour mobility tends to reduce disparities; however, we find significant effects only on unemployment disparities." (Autorenreferat, IAB-Doku)
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany] in its series IAB Discussion Paper with number 200915.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 30 Jul 2009
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Publication status: published in: Regional Studies. Journal of the Regional Studies Association, Vol. 46, No. 7 (2012), p. 841-858
regionaler Arbeitsmarkt; regionale Disparität; Arbeitsmigration; Arbeitskräftemobilität - Auswirkungen; Binnenwanderung; Lohnhöhe; Arbeitslosenquote; Arbeitsmarktindikatoren; Pendelwanderung; IAB-Beschäftigtenhistorik; Ostdeutschland; Westdeutschland; Bundesrepublik Deutschland;
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- Annekatrin Niebuhr & Nadia Granato & Anette Haas & Silke Hamann, 2012. "Does Labour Mobility Reduce Disparities between Regional Labour Markets in Germany?," Regional Studies, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 46(7), pages 841-858, September.
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
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- NEP-LAB-2009-08-08 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2009-08-08 (Economics of Human Migration)
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