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Regional Disparities in Employment of High-Skilled Foreigners – Determinants and Options for Migration Policy in Germany

01.03.2007 | HWWI Research Paper | von Carola Burkert, Annekatrin Niebuhr, Rüdiger Wapler

We investigate the regional disparities in high-skilled foreign employment in Germany. The importance of different factors which attract highly qualified migrants to specific regions and the role of labour-migration policy is analysed. Our results show that labour-market variables as well as the supply of tertiary education are important for the location choice. Based on these empirical results we discuss options of decentralized migration policy in Germany.