Fertility of Immigrants

A Two-Generational Approach in Germany

  • Nadja¬†MilewskiEmail author

Part of the Demographic Research Monographs book series (DEMOGRAPHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Pages 1-17
  3. Pages 79-131
  4. Pages 133-144
  5. Pages 145-148
  6. Pages 177-177
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 149-176

About this book


This book examines fertility patterns of post-war labor migrants and their descendants in Germany. It includes an introduction to the post-war migration history of Germany and a thorough review of the international literature on fertility of migrants and cultural sub-groups. The author uses data from the German Socio-economic Panel Study and applies event-history techniques to test a set of competing hypotheses derived from the literature. The analysis finds evidence for the effects of adaptation, socialization and composition, as well as for an interrelation of events. It does not however find evidence for a disruptive influence of migration on childbearing behavior. The book shows the advantages of a longitudinal research design over the conventional cross-sectional approach and sets a new standard for research on the fertility of international migrants and their descendants in western European receiving societies.



Childbearing behavior Empirical Analysis Europe Event-History Model Fertility Germany Immigrants Life-Course Research Migration

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Sociology and DemographyUniversity RostockRostockGermany

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