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The fertility behaviour of East to West German migrants

Anja Vatterrott;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2011
  • Publisher: Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Abstract
In the twenty years since the reunification of Germany, we have seen a convergence of total fertility rates in the eastern and western parts of the country, but differences remain in the timing, number and spacing of births. Our aim in this paper is to better understand the persistence of these differences by studying the fertility behaviour of migrants from the East to the West. Millions of people have followed this migration path in recent decades, mainly in response to the unfavourable economic conditions in the East. We use data from the German Socio-Economic Panel of the years 1990 to 2009. Using event history modelling, we analyse whether the first and sec...
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free text keywords: Germany, fertility, internal migration, Demographic economics, German, language.human_language, language, Internal migration, Event history, Geography, Demography, Total fertility rate, Fertility, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, jel:J1, jel:Z0
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