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Title: The Impact of Immigration on Native Fertility Rate: An Empirical Study from the Mariel Boatlift.
Authors: Yan Saifan
Keywords: Immigration, Fertility, Mariel Boatlift, Fertility Intentions, Fertility Determinants, Migration Policies
Issue Date: 6-Nov-2017
Citation: Yan Saifan (2017-11-06). The Impact of Immigration on Native Fertility Rate: An Empirical Study from the Mariel Boatlift.. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study focuses on the response of native fertility to immigration shocks. Following the Mariel Boatlift that increased Miami's total population by 5.5 percent in 1980, I examine the changes in fertility rate of Miami's native Black and White community. Applying the Synthetic Control method with data from the Current Population Survey, I find that the general fertility rate decreased more in Miami than in the comparison groups between 1982 and 1986. This suggests a negative impact of immigration on native fertility rate. Findings from this study are tenure asymmetric - native homeowners in Miami experienced little or no reduction in fertility rate while native renters experienced a significant fall in their fertility. I also exploit the impact of immigration on fertility intentions among Miami's native residents. The results are largely consistent with the findings for general fertility rate.
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