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Regional migration, growth and convergence

Abstract

"This paper empirically analyses the question of how regional migration affects regional convergence and growth in post-reunification Germany. Addressing the endogeneity of migration and human capital, a dynamic panel data model within the framework of ß-convergence is applied, accounting for spatial effects. The regressions indicate that out-migration has a negative but modest effect on regional growth; the expected effect of skill selection is only partly confirmed. In the East German subsample, in-migration increases growth independently of its human capital effect; in West Germany, in-migration lowers growth per se, but this negative impact is offset by the growth-stimulating forces of migrants' skills." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Kubis, Alexander; Schneider, Lutz (2016): Regional migration, growth and convergence * a spatial dynamic panel model of Germany. In: Regional Studies. Journal of the Regional Studies Association, Vol. 50, No. 11, pp. 1789-1803.
 

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