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Open Access The Effect of Arrival Conditions on the Reproduction of Migrant Women El efecto de las condiciones de llegada en la reproducción de las mujeres migrantes

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The aim of this study is to analyse the reproductive patterns of the immigrant population and to evaluate their impact on, and implications for, demographic dynamics in Spain. The general hypothesis is that migrant fertility is closely related to the fact and circumstances of migration. Using the 2007 National Immigrant Survey, the results show the existence of a clear fertility pattern. This pattern is characterised by reduced fertility before and during migration, a strong recovery after becoming settled, and a subsequent reduction. The main implication is that this will lead to a significant reduction in migrant fertility, since the inflows have been reduced and the 'recovery' period of the fertility rates of immigrants who arrived before 2007 has passed.

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El objetivo del trabajo es analizar los patrones reproductivos de la población inmigrante y evaluar su impacto e implicaciones en la dinámica demográfica española. La hipótesis general es que la fecundidad migrante está íntimamente relacionada con el hecho y las condiciones de la migración. Utilizando la Encuesta Nacional de Inmigrantes de 2007, los resultados muestran la existencia de un claro patrón de fecundidad. Este patrón se caracteriza por una reducción de la fecundidad antes y durante la migración, una fuerte recuperación tras la instalación y una reducción posterior. La principal implicación es que conllevará una reducción importante de la fecundidad migrante en la medida en que se han reducido los flujos y se supera el período de «recuperación» de la fecundidad de los inmigrantes llegados antes de 2007.

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Keywords: FAMILY; • FERTILITY; • INTEGRATION; • MIGRATIONS; • REPRODUCTION

Language: Spanish

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2017

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  • Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas (REIS) is a quarterly publication of the Center for Sociological Research (Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas - CIS), and constitutes one of the main editorial activities of CIS. REIS was first published in 1978, with the main goal of disseminating the results of sociological research aiming at a better understanding of the Spanish society. Its historic course and the high level of quality demanded on its contributions has situated REIS in an outstanding position as a reference journal in the area of the Social Sciences. The journal covers a wide range of topics in the field of Sociology and Political Science in general.

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