International Migration, Transfers of Norms and Home Country Fertility

Published By: Institute for the Study of Labor | Published Date: December, 01 , 2008

This paper examines the relationship between international migration and source country fertility. The impact of international migration on source country fertility may have a number of causes, including a transfer of destination countries’ fertility norms and an incentive to acquire more education. We provide a rigorous test of the diffusion of fertility norms using original and detailed data on migration. Our results provide evidence of a strong transfer of fertility norms from migrants to their country of origin.

Author(s): Maurice Schiff, Frédéric Docquier, Michel Beine | Posted on: Jan 15, 2016 | Views()

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