Regional disparities in employment of high-skilled foreigners: determinants and options for labour migration policy in Germany

Carola Burkert, Institute for Employment Research

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

Presented in Poster Session 3: Migration, environment and spatial demography