Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/155598
Authors: 
Lehmann, Robert
Nagl, Wolfgang
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6356
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the main determinants of the regional representation of foreign employees in Germany. Since migration determinants are not necessarily the same for workers of different nationalities, we explain spatial patterns not only for total foreign employment but also for the 35 most important migration countries to Germany. Based on a total census for all 402 districts in Germany, we find a large heterogeneity in migration determinants between nationalities. We identify three groups of countries for which labor market and economic conditions, amenities or cultural factors are more important. Geographical distance plays a major role in location decisions, a finding that is especially pronounced for workers from countries neighboring Germany.
Subjects: 
foreign employment
migration determinants
distance
spatial models
JEL: 
F22
J21
J61
O15
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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