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Discerning adaptation and disruption in the childbearing behaviour of immigrants in Greece: an analysis using micro-census data



    () (Department of Statistics & Insurance Science, University of Piraeus, Athens, Greece; and Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London, UK.)


This paper uses micro-data from the 2001 census of Greece to detect changes in the reproductive behaviour of recent immigrants. The analysis is based on descriptive methods and ordinal logistic regression models. Possi-ble disruption and adaptation effects are investigated for different citizenships. The findings indicate that Albanians, who represent over half of the immi-grants and originate from a high fertility country, show signs of reducing levels with increasing duration of residence consistent with the adaptation hypothe-sis. By contrast, for migrants from other Balkan and Eastern European coun-tries there is some indication of a disruption in childbearing among recent ar-rivals.

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  • Georgia Verropoulou, 2009. "Discerning adaptation and disruption in the childbearing behaviour of immigrants in Greece: an analysis using micro-census data," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 6(2), pages 194-204, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:6:y:2009:i:2:p:194-204

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