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dc.contributor.authorBraun, Sebastian Till
dc.contributor.authorKramer, Anica
dc.contributor.authorKvasnicka, Michael
dc.identifier.citationBraun , S T , Kramer , A & Kvasnicka , M 2017 ' Local labor markets and the persistence of population shocks ' School of Economics and Finance Discussion Paper , no. 1715 , University of St Andrews , St Andrews .en
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dc.descriptionThe research in this paper was funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (grant no. BR 4979/1-1, “Die volkswirtschaftlichen Effekte der Vertriebenen und ihre Integration in Westdeutschland, 1945-70”).en
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies the persistence of a large, unexpected, and regionally very unevenly distributed population shock, the inflow of eight million ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe to West Germany after World War II. Using detailed census data from 1939 to 1970, we show that the shock had a persistent effect on the distribution of population within local labor markets, but only a temporary effect on the distribution between labor markets. These results suggest that locational fundamentals determine population patterns across but not within local labor markets, and they can help to explain why previous studies on the persistence of population shocks reached such different conclusions.
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSchool of Economics and Finance Discussion Paperen
dc.rightsCopyright (c)2017, the authorsen
dc.subjectPopulation shocken
dc.subjectLocational fundamentalsen
dc.subjectAgglomeration economiesen
dc.subjectRegional migrationen
dc.subjectPost-war Germanyen
dc.subjectHC Economic History and Conditionsen
dc.subjectHD Industries. Land use. Laboren
dc.subjectSDG 15 - Life on Landen
dc.titleLocal labor markets and the persistence of population shocksen
dc.typeWorking or discussion paperen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Economics and Financeen

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