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To Go or Not to Go: Emigration from Germany

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. This study analyses 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 transpires 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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  • Silke Uebelmesser, 2006. "To Go or Not to Go: Emigration from Germany," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 7(2), pages 211-231, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:germec:v:7:y:2006:i:2:p:211-231
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0475.2006.00153.x
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