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International Migration, Transfers of Norms and Home Country Fertility

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

No 3912, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

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-dev, nep-mig and nep-soc
Date: 2008-12
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Published in: Canadian Journal of Economics, 2013, 46 (4)

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