Male immigrants’ fertility in Spain
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Declining fertility in developed countries along with rising number of immigrants and different fertility behavior exhibited by the immigrants make the immigrants’ fertility an interesting topic in field of demography. However most of the studies on immigrants’ fertility consider the female immigrants as their subject on the assumption that they represent the immigrants’ fertility. This study took another perspective and tries to study male immigrants’ fertility. Spanish Immigrants’ Survey 2007 was used to see how the different migration related factors affect the male immigrants’ fertility. Poisson regression was applied on a sample of 3797 childless males who are 16 or older. This study found tentative support to selection hypothesis but no clear support to adaptation hypothesis on male fertility behaviors. There exist differences in the fertility between male immigrants from different regions. Effect of education, number of parent’s siblings and mother language on male immigrants’ fertility was also analyzed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 25 p.
Male immigrants’ fertility
Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-64880OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-64880DiVA: diva2:459587
2011-10-31, B 900, Stockholm, 15:00 (English)
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Andersson, Gunnar, Professor
Thomson, Elizabeth, Chair & Professor