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Title:Gender differences in residential mobility: The case of leaving home in East Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Geissler, Ferdinand
Leopold, Thomas
Pink, Sebastian
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 493
Abstract:This paper investigates gender differences in the spatial mobility of young adults when initially leaving their parental home. Using individual data from 11 waves (2000-2010) of the SOEP, we examine whether female home leavers in East Germany move across greater distances than males and whether these differences are explained by the gender gap in education. Our results reveal that female home leavers in East Germany are exceptionally mobile. This effect is attributable to their higher propensity of moving to West Germany. Education does not explain these gender differences.
JEL:C23
J61
R23
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des DIW
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research, DIW

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