Second-generation women in endogamous or exogamous unions and their transition to second and higher order births in Belgium

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Abstract

Recent studies about the fertility of immigrants’ descendants emphasise the importance of childhood socialisation. In this study, we argue that not only the wife’s but also her partner’s socialisation matters. We investigate whether the migration history and origin of the partner affects second and subsequent births of second-generation women. We use Belgian Population Register data for the years 2001-2006 linked back to the 2001 Census. We look at four important origin groups (Italian, Spanish, Turkish, and Moroccan women) either in an endogamous union (first- versus second-generation partner) or in an exogamous union (partner is of Belgian origin). Preliminary results from event-history analysis of second births indicate that childbearing patterns do not only differ between the four origin groups, but that also the chance of having a second birth is indeed affected by the migration history and origin of the partner.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPopulation Association of America, Annual Meeting 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventPopulation Association of America - San Diego, United States
Duration: 30 Apr 20152 May 2015

Conference

ConferencePopulation Association of America
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period30/04/152/05/15

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