International Migration, Transfers Of Norms And Home Country Fertility [book]

Michel Beine, Frederic Docquier, Maurice Schiff
2009 Policy Research Working Papers  
1 Abstract. 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 di¤usion of fertility norms using original and detailed data on migration. Our results provide evidence of a signi...cant transfer of fertility norms
more » ... fertility norms from migrants to their country of origin: a one percent decrease in the fertility norm to which migrants are exposed reduces home country fertility by about 0.3 percent for origin countries. JEL classi...cation: J13, J61, O11.
doi:10.1596/1813-9450-4925 fatcat:dp7ifhz5h5f67ky5y5ftyqsxpe