Fertility of immigrants and non-immigrants in the United States

The paper deals with fertility determinants in the populations of immigrants and nonimmigrants in the United States. We consider determinants as follows: age, marital status, education, religion, and race and Hispanic origin. The analyses show that a relation between fertility and place of birth was...

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Main Authors: Duszyński Marcin
Suseł Aleksander
Wołowiec Tomasz
Format: Article
Published: 2010
Series:Proceedings of the Challenges for Analysis of the Economy, the Businesses, and Social Progress : International Scientific Conference Szeged, November 19-21, 2009
Kulcsszavak:Termékenységi statisztika - Amerikai Egyesült Államok, Bevándorlás
Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/57852
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Summary:The paper deals with fertility determinants in the populations of immigrants and nonimmigrants in the United States. We consider determinants as follows: age, marital status, education, religion, and race and Hispanic origin. The analyses show that a relation between fertility and place of birth was statistically significant in both populations, women and men. We prove that migration is a major source of variation in fertility between immigrants and non-immigrants, which may lead to the postponement of maternity or marriage. Finally, we find that a duration of residence is positively correlated with fertility among US immigrants.
Physical Description:973-990
ISBN:978-963-06-9558-9