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International migration, transfer of norms and home country fertility

Michel Beine (), Frédéric Docquier () and Maurice Schiff ()

Canadian Journal of Economics, 2013, vol. 46, issue 4, 1406-1430

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. We provide a rigorous test of the diffusion of fertility norms using highly detailed original data on migration. Our results provide evidence of a significant transfer of destination countries' fertility norms from migrants to their country of origin: a 1% decrease (increase) in the fertility norm to which migrants are exposed reduces (raises) home country fertility by about 0.3%.

JEL-codes: J13 J61 O11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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