Selected Demographic Aspects of a United Germany

Heilig, G.K. & Büttner, T. (1990). Selected Demographic Aspects of a United Germany. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-90-033

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The paper gives a first sketch of demographic patterns in the united Germany. It primarily focuses on regional divergences in population density, age structure, sex ratio, nuptiality, fertility, mortality and natural population growth. The paper then presents data to demonstrate that the (future?) German capital, Berlin, is located far away from the demographic center of the united Germany in a sparsely populated area. To estimate the consequences of the unification for population distribution, the paper calculates the demographic gravity centers of the FRG, the GDR, and the united Germany. Finally, a locational profile of selected German cities (including Frankfurt and Berlin) is calculated to determine their demographic centrality.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:00
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:13

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