When Have All the Graduates Gone? Internal Migration of Graduates in Germany 1984-2004

15 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2006

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Oliver Busch

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Date Written: June 5, 2007

Abstract

The present paper analyzes the out-migration of graduates to other German states or abroad based on the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Applying duration analysis, it can be shown that, ten years after graduation, slightly more than seventy percent of the graduates still live in the state where they completed their studies. The parametric estimation model identifies personal characteristics that are highly correlated with out-migration and permanent residence respectively. The analysis confirms previous results that nonresident students exhibit a significantly higher emigration propensity than resident fellows.

Keywords: brain drain, nonresident students, fiscal externalities, duration analysis, GSOEP

JEL Classification: H52, I2, J61, R23

Suggested Citation

Busch, Oliver, When Have All the Graduates Gone? Internal Migration of Graduates in Germany 1984-2004 (June 5, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=906069 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.906069

Oliver Busch (Contact Author)

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Mertonstrasse 17-25
Frankfurt am Main, D-60325
Germany

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