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International migration, transfers of norms and home country fertility

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  • Beine, Michel
  • Docquier, Frederic
  • Schiff, Maurice

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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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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 4925.

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Keywords: Population Policies; Gender and Social Development; Reproductive Health; Human Migrations&Resettlements; Anthropology;

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