Migration and Settlement in the F.R.G

Koch R & Gatzweiler H-P (1978). Migration and Settlement in the F.R.G. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-78-039

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Abstract

According to estimates of the Central Statistical Office, some 8 million people (14%) in the Federal Republic of Germany have moved over the past thirty years. Slightly more than half of them have thereby crossed the border of a municipality, and have thus, according to statistical definition, undertaken a migration. In order to answer the question how these migratory movements of the past have influenced, and will influence, population development and settlement patterns, several methodological steps are required.

First, a short description of the settlement pattern in the FRG and an analysis of the influence of migrations on population development are offered on a global level. Then follows a description of regional population structures and developments. To enable us to estimate the future development of settlement patterns and population, methods of regional population analysis, further methods for trend-projections and labor-market oriented models of forecast are used. This permits an evaluation of the efficiency of multiregional population analysis. Presumptive population development and distribution will be set off against population-relevant objectives of regional planning and state planning.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:44
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 12:09
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/872

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