Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35553
Authors: 
Beine, Michel
Docquier, Frédéric
Schiff, Maurice
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
IZA discussion papers 3912
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.
Subjects: 
International migration
endogenous fertility
human capital
social norms
JEL: 
J13
J61
O11
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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