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International Migration, Transfers of Norms and Home Country Fertility

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

No 2008043, Discussion Papers (ECON - Département des Sciences Economiques) from Université catholique de Louvain, Département des Sciences Economiques

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 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.

Keywords: International migration; endogenous fertility; human capital; social norms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J61 O11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hrm, nep-mig and nep-soc
Date: 2008-12-01
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