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Migrant and non-migrant fertility in Greece: Results based on the 2001 population census

Georgia Verropoulou, Christos Bagavos, Cleon Tsimbos

Abstract


This paper examines fertility patterns and differentials between migrant and non-migrant women in Greece using data from the 2001 census on the reported numbers of children ever-born alive by citizenship. Special tabulations produced by the National Statistical Service of Greece are analysed and presented here. The analysis focuses on Greek, Albanian and Bulgarian women born over 1950-1970. Noticeable differences are observed. Despite the fact that Bulgarian women tend to have their first births earlier, their fertility levels are the lowest. Albanian women exhibit the highest fertility while levels for native women are somewhere in between. Nevertheless, the gap observed among the ethnic groups tends, broadly, to narrow over successive cohorts.  

Keywords


migrant fertility; Greek census data; children ever born; Albanians; Bulgarians

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