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Die sektorale Dimension der Konvergenz: Eine empirische Untersuchung für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland


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  • Balz, Christoph
  • Schulze, Peter M.
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    In der vorliegenden Analyse wird mittels sektoral disaggregierter Daten untersucht, inwieweit in Deutschland wirtschaftliche Konvergenz der Bundesländer (Kreise) im Zeitraum 1970 (1980) bis 1995 (1994) vorliegt. Der Beitrag der verschiedenen Branchen wird anhand der Beta- und der Sigma-Konvergenz überprüft. Dabei zeigte sich eine Wachstumskonvergenz dahingehend, daß die Arbeitsproduktivität in ärmeren Regionen eine höhere Wachstumsrate aufwies als in reicheren. Einen wesentlichen Beitrag dazu lieferte die Reallokation von Erwerbstätigen aus der Landwirtschaft in andere Branchen, insbesondere in zurückgebliebenen Regionen. -- This paper uses German sectorally disaggregated data to analyze the extent of economic convergence of the Bundesländer (Kreise) between 1970 (1980) and 1995 (1994). The contribution of the sectors to beta - and sigma-convergence is measured. It is shown that the growth rate of productivity of labour in poorer regions is higher than in richer ones. A prominent role plays the effect of reallocation of employment from agriculture to other sectors.

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    Paper provided by Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institut für Statistik und Ökonometrie in its series Arbeitspapiere des Instituts für Statistik und Ökonometrie with number 19.

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    Date of creation: 1999
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