The cultural tranmission of the fertility transition: Evidence from internal migrations in 19th century France

The cultural tranmission of the fertility transition: Eviden...

International Migration Institute

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Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics) looks at theories of migrants' social remittances in a historical context relating to fertility in 19th century France France experienced a demographic transition earlier than richer and more educated countries. This presentation offers a novel explanation for this puzzle that emphasises the diffusion of culture and information through internal migration. It tests how migration affected fertility by bui...Read More
Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics) looks at theories of migrants' social remittan...Read More