nep-ger New Economics Papers
on German Papers
Issue of 2009‒12‒05
two papers chosen by
Roberto Cruccolini
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen

  1. Migrationsbezogene Verbleibs- und Rückkehrabsichten im SOEP By Stegmann, Tim
  2. Europäische Metropolregionen in Deutschland – eine regionalökonomische Evaluation By Rusche, Karsten; Oberst, Christian

  1. By: Stegmann, Tim
    Abstract: Migration related intentions to stay in Germany or return to home country are conceptualized in different contexts in research on migration and integration. With the German Socio-economic Panel dataset (SOEP) provided by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) it is possible to undertake comprehensive longitudinal and cross-sectional studies on this topic. The paper describes which variables are included in the SOEP concerning this matter, identifies some constraints of the information provided and shows an exemplary analysis.
    Keywords: Migration; Integration; Identifikative Assimilation; Rückkehrabsichten; Verbleibsabsichten; SOEP
    JEL: F22 C23
    Date: 2009–11
  2. By: Rusche, Karsten; Oberst, Christian
    Abstract: For more than ten years the concept of European Metropolitan Regions is fixed in the German regional planning system. This article uses the shift-share-technique to assess the economic performance of the eleven German metropolitan areas based on a national comparison. Firstly, there is a clear differentiation of different sets of metropolitan regions. Secondly, four categories of regions are implemented to analyze intraregional growth patterns. Here the category of agglomerations around the metropolitan core is identified as the growth foci in German employment. The Hinterland of the metropolitan regions as kind of edge regions between agglomeration and rural areas is characterized by relatively low economic performance.
    Keywords: metropolitan regions; employment growth; shift-share analysis; agglomeration economies
    JEL: O11 O18 R11
    Date: 2009–10

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