publication . Article . Preprint . 2010

International student migration to Germany

Donata Bessey;
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  • Published: 09 Oct 2010 Journal: Empirical Economics, volume 42, pages 345-361 (issn: 0377-7332, eissn: 1435-8921, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
The past decades have witnessed an impressive growth of international student mobility. This article presents first empirical evidence on international student migration to Germany, one of the most important destination countries for international students worldwide. While previous research in the field has mainly used data on international trade in educational services, I use a novel approach that analyzes student mobility as a form of migration, using data on international student migrants. An augmented gravity equation is the basis for the theoretical and empirical framework. I also provide extensive sensitivity checks of the empirical results and estimates u...
Subjects
free text keywords: Globalization of higher education, international migration, gravity equation, Economics and Econometrics, Statistics and Probability, Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Mathematics (miscellaneous), Economics, Empirical evidence, Gravity equation, Macroeconomics, Student migration, jel:F22, jel:I23
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B Descriptive Statistics 39 B.1 Student Inflows, 1997 - 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 B.2 Student Stocks, 1997 - 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 B.3 Gross Domestic Product per capita, 1997 - 2002 . . . . . . . . 39 B.4 Population, 1997 - 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 B.5 Political Freedom and Average Distances . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 5See, for example, Massey et al. (1993) or Ghatak, Levine and Price (1996) for more comprehensive surveys of the empirical and theoretical migration literature. 6See, for example, Rotte and Vogler (1998) or Karras and Chiswick (1999) for migration to Germany, Hatton and Williamson (2002) and Karemera et al. (2000) for the United States or Pedersen, Pytlikova and Smith (2004) for 27 OECD member states.

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