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Title: The Determinants of East-West German Migration: Some First Results

Author(s): Michael C Burda

Publication Date: January 1993

Keyword(s): Eastern Germany, German Socioeconomic Panel, Migration and Option Value of Waiting

Programme Area(s): Human Resources

Abstract: The determinants of migration propensities of East Germans in the German Socioeconomic Panel are investigated. The option value of waiting is proposed to capture important aspects of the migration decision. Logit analysis of migration intentions reveals that age, rents, friends and relatives in the West, and urban characteristics weigh significantly in the migration calculus. Levels and growth rates of nominal wages have little explanatory power. Some policy implications of these preliminary results are discussed.

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Burda, M. 1993. 'The Determinants of East-West German Migration: Some First Results'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.