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International migration, transfers of norms and home country fertility
 
Author:Beine, Michel; Docquier, Frederic; Schiff, Maurice; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4925Paper is funded by the Knowledge for Change Program (KCP)
Country:World; Date Stored:2009/05/05
Document Date:2009/05/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Human Migrations & Resettlements; Reproductive Health; Population Policies; Gender and Social Development; AnthropologyLanguage:English
Major Sector:Industry and tradeRel. Proj ID:1W-International Migration And Development -- -- P088066;
Region:The World RegionReport Number:WPS4925
Sub Sectors:Other domestic and international tradeTF No/Name:TF030629-SWITZERLAND CTF - FY05 (AZERBAIJAN, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC, TAJIKISTAN, TURKME; TF054657-KCP - HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND REMITTANCES; TF030642-NORWEGIAN CTF FY05 - GENERAL (IDA ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES, ALL SECTORS, ALL ; TF057014-KCP:; TF030620-NETHERLANDS (MDC) CONSULTANT TRUST FUND - FY05 - IDA ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES; TF054731-KCP - HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND REMITTANCES; TF030715-NORWEGIAN CTF FY05 - DEC (SPECIAL/REGIONAL WINDOW); TF030865-DANISH CTF - FY07 (DAC PART I COUNTRIES WITH ANNUAL PER-CAPITA GNP OF L
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Summary: 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. It provides provide a rigorous test of the diffusion on of fertility norms using original and detailed data on migration. The results provide evidence of a significant transfer of 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.

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