Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/174349
Authors: 
Lumpe, Christian
Lumpe, Claudia
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics 53-2017
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the oversea emigration of German passengers via the port of Bremen in the period of theWeimar Republic (1920-1932). We use a novel micro-dataset of digitalized passengers lists including about 181,000 emigrants as an estimation of the outflow of Germans from the German Reich. The descriptive analysis shows that the dataset is overall representative compared to official statistics except for the years 1924 and 1929 in which the data loss is huge. Furthermore, we deduce the skill level of the emigrating working population on the basis of information about occupations in the dataset. We find that male migrants had higher skills than female migrants and that South American countries attracted a relatively better skill distribution than the United States although the latter represented the main destination country for emigrants of any skill level in absolute numbers.
Subjects: 
Bremen
migration accounting
migratory outflows
skill level
JEL: 
F22
N33
N34
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.