Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/158539
Authors: 
Battaglia, Marianna
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] SERIEs - Journal of the Spanish Economic Association [ISSN:] 1869-4195 [Volume:] 6 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 179-206
Abstract: 
Migrationmay affect fertility and child health care of those remaining in the country of origin.Mexican data show that having at least one household member who migrated to the United States decreases the occurrence of pregnancy among teenagers by 0.339 probability points. This finding can be partially explained by the fact that teenagers in migrant households have a higher knowledge of contraceptive methods and likely practice active birth control. I use potential migration, measured as historic migration rates interacted with the proportion of adult males in the household, as an instrument to account for the endogeneity of migrant status.
Subjects: 
Migration
Fertility
Health knowledge
JEL: 
O15
J13
I12
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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