THE TRANSMISSION OF WOMENíS FERTILITY, HUMAN CAPITAL AND WORK ORIENTATION ACROSS IMMIGRANT GENERATIONS

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IZA Seminar

Place: Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 9, 53113 Bonn

Date: 06.09.2011, 12:15 - 13:30

   

Presentation by 

Francine D. Blau (Cornell University)
   

Abstract:

Using 1995Ė2006 Current Population Survey and 1970Ė2000 Census data, we find that the fertility, education and labor supply of US-born women with foreign-born parent(s) are significantly positively affected by the immigrant generationís levels of these variables, with the effect of the fertility and labor supply of women from the motherís source country larger than that of women from the fatherís source country and the effect of the education of men from the fatherís source country larger than that of women from the motherís source country. Transmission rates for immigrant fertility between generations are higher than for labor supply or education, with considerable intergenerational assimilation toward native levels of schooling and labor supply, but more persistence for fertility.

   
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