(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

What makes cities attractive? the determinants of urban labour migration in Germany

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BUCH T. (1) ; HAMANN S. (1) ; NIEBUHR A. (2) ; ROSSEN A. (3) ;
(1) Institute for Employment Research, Kiel, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Department of Economics, Empirical Labour Economics and Spatial Econometrics, Christian-Albrechts-Univ., Kiel, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Institute of International Economics, Hamburg, ALLEMAGNE


This paper investigates the determinants of the migration balance of German cities between 2000 and 2007. The findings suggest that not only labour market conditions but also amenities have an impact on the net migration rate. Moreover, large cities seem to be, ceteris paribus, more attractive than small cities. This finding possibly points to the importance of amenities such as cultural infrastructure and matching externalities in urban (labour) markets that are linked to city size. Urban policy aimed at enhancing the attractiveness of cities should thus consider both boosting the local economy and improving the quality of life


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no9 [pp. 1960-1978]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 3 tabl.



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