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Data and code for: "Local Labor Markets and the Persistence of Population Shocks: Evidence from West Germany, 1939-70"

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Braun, Sebastian Till (University of Bayreuth)
  • Kramer, Anica (Otto Friedrich University Bamberg)
  • Kvasnicka, Michael (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg)
  • Meier, Philipp (University of Bayreuth)
Publication Date
2020-09-07
Funding Reference
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany)
    • Award Number: BR 4979/1-1
Description
  • Abstract

    This 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 1939-1970, we show that the shock proved persistent within local labor markets, but was largely reversed between labor markets. These results show that the choice of spatial units can significantly affect the estimated persistence of population shocks. They can thus help to explain why previous studies on the persistence of population shocks reached conflicting conclusions.
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    DOI: 10.3886/E119967V1

Update Metadata: 2020-09-07 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-09-07

Braun, Sebastian Till; Kramer, Anica; Kvasnicka, Michael; Meier, Philipp (2020): Data and code for: "Local Labor Markets and the Persistence of Population Shocks: Evidence from West Germany, 1939-70". Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E119967