Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73665
Authors: 
Kepinska, Ewa
Stark, Oded
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance 54
Abstract: 
We document and suggest a rationale for the durability of seasonal migration from Poland to Germany, a phenomenon persisting for more than a century. We refer to the role of the tradition of engaging in seasonal migration as a force that helped invigorate the process and contribute to its sustainability even when, to different degrees and at different times, the process was interrupted by a shifting political, regulatory, and legal environment. Evidence in support of the role of tradition is provided, among other things, by the continuation of the seasonal flow of migrants from once border regions - which became internal regions following WWII, despite the fact that since the redrawing of the German-Polish border, proximity is no longer a factor encouraging repeated, short-term seasonal moves.
Subjects: 
Poland-to-Germany seasonal migration
Evolution of seasonal migration
Longterm durability of seasonal migration
Tradition
JEL: 
F22
J22
J43
J61
N3
N33
N34
N93
N94
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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