Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie
The German Journal of Economic Geography
Editor-in-Chief: Henn, Sebastian / Thomi, Walter
4 Issues per year
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Stabilisierung der Regionalentwicklung durch Rückwanderung?
Theoretische Konzeptionalisierung und empirische Umsetzung am Beispiel von Ostdeutschland
Stabilising regional development through re-migration? A theoretical concept and an empirical case study in East Germany. Migration is an important channel for the transfer of human capital. A growing emphasis has been placed on re-migration as a possibility of re-gaining human capital. The paper aims to critically review theoretical approaches to re-migration and introduces a multi level research concept. This concept has been implemented in an exploratory case study on the effects of re-migration in East Germany. The paper presents selected results with respect to human capital transfer and gives an outlook on the possibilities to apply the concept on a quantitative level.