Gender Differences in Residential Mobility : The Case of Leaving Home in East Germany

Geißler, Ferdinand ; Leopold, Thomas ; Pink, Sebastian

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2013
The title of a journal, publication series: Schmollers Jahrbuch
Volume: 133
Issue number: 2
Page range: 239-248
Place of publication: Berlin
Publishing house: Duncker & Humblot
ISSN: 1439-121X , 1865-5742
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences- CDSS (Social Sciences)
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: This study uses geo-coded data from 11 waves (2000 – 2010) of the SOEP to investigate gender differences in the spatial mobility of N = 2,072 young adults initially leaving their parental home. In West Germany, we find no gender differences in moving distances. In East Germany, young women are considerably more mobile than men. Almost 30% of East German women move across 100 km or more, compared to only 18% of East German men. The multivariate models reveal that these differences are not explained by the gender gap in education. Instead, they are attributable to East German women's higher propensity of moving to West Germany.

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