Interregional Migration

Dynamic Theory and Comparative Analysis

  • Wolfgang Weidlich
  • Günter Haag

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Wolfgang Weidlich, Günter Haag
      Pages 1-3
  3. General Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-8
    2. Günter Haag, Wolfgang Weidlich
      Pages 9-20
    3. Günter Haag, Wolfgang Weidlich
      Pages 21-32
    4. Günter Haag, Martin Munz, Rolf Reiner
      Pages 33-59
  4. Interregional Migration in Individual Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-64
    2. Günter Haag, Martin Munz, Rolf Reiner, Wolfgang Weidlich
      Pages 65-100
    3. Jacques Ledent
      Pages 101-130
    4. Denise Pumain
      Pages 131-153
    5. Michael Sonis
      Pages 155-184
    6. Martin Munz, Giovanni Rabino
      Pages 185-221
    7. Ingvar Holmberg, Nicias Sarafoglou
      Pages 223-260
  5. Comparative Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-264
    2. Åke E. Andersson
      Pages 265-284
    3. Günter Haag, Martin Munz, Rolf Reiner, Wolfgang Weidlich
      Pages 285-311
  6. Mathematical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-316
    2. Wolfgang Weidlich
      Pages 317-325
    3. Wolfgang Weidlich
      Pages 327-344
    4. Günter Haag, Martin Munz, Rolf Reiner
      Pages 345-354
    5. Martin Munz, Rolf Reiner
      Pages 355-363
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 383-387

About this book


In part I of this book a dynamic migratory model connecting the microlevel of individual migration trends with the macrolevel of interregional migration is developed. Its derivation makes use of the master equation method. Applying a ranking regression analysis, the trend parameters of the model are correlated to regional socio-economic key factors. In part II the model is applied to interregional migration within the countries Federal Republic of Germany, Canada, France, Israel, Italy and Sweden. In part III a comparative analysis of the results is given. In part IV a selfcontained derivation of the master equation and of solutions relevant for the migratory system is given, the ranking regression analysis is exemplified and a computer program for the estimation of trendparameters is added.


Germany Italy diffusion entropy labor market migration mobility population regression regression analysis solution sweden trends

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Weidlich
    • 1
  • Günter Haag
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik der Universität StuttgartStuttgart 80Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73051-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73049-8
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