Reshaping Economic Geography BACKGROUND PAPER WHERE HAVE ALL YOUNG WOMEN GONE ? Gender-Specific Migration from East to West Germany

@inproceedings{Kroehnert2008ReshapingEG,
  title={Reshaping Economic Geography BACKGROUND PAPER WHERE HAVE ALL YOUNG WOMEN GONE ? Gender-Specific Migration from East to West Germany},
  author={Steffen Kroehnert and Sebastian Vollmer},
  year={2008}
}
With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, direct migration from East to West Germany became possible. Between 1989 and 2007 more than 1.7 million migrated from East to West – about 10 percent of the East’s population in 1989. There is a surprising and rarely investigated outcome of this migration process: About 55 percent of all (net) East-to-West migrants since 1989 have been female. Since more than half of the migrants were younger than 30 years old, this selective migration led to a… CONTINUE READING