Fertility Patterns of Native and Foreign-Born Women: Assimilating to Diversity

Fertility Patterns of Native and Foreign-Born Women: Assimilating to Diversity

by Ann I. Glusker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1931202583

ISBN-13: 9781931202589

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing

Glusker considers how and why fertility patterns change with immigration. In so doing she considers not only immigrants, but also US minority groups. Using Current Population Survey data Glusker addresses the complex of factors: duration of stay, generational status, nativity, and race/ethnicity. She finds that race and ethnicity affect the fertility of…  See more details below

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Glusker considers how and why fertility patterns change with immigration. In so doing she considers not only immigrants, but also US minority groups. Using Current Population Survey data Glusker addresses the complex of factors: duration of stay, generational status, nativity, and race/ethnicity. She finds that race and ethnicity affect the fertility of native-born women, independent of their socioeconomic status. This is not the case for foreign-born women. Race and ethnicity may be the central concerns as we consider future immigrant assimilation. The issue is not the fertility of immigrants per se, but of the US minorities that certain immigrant groups will join.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931202589
Publisher:
LFB Scholarly Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
The New Americans: Recent Immigration and American Society
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Enduring Issue of Immigration1
Ch. 1"Becoming American": Theoretical Challenges11
Ch. 2The Centrality of Nativity, Ethnicity, Duration and Generation27
Ch. 3The Emerging Question: Convergence to Which Norm?63
Ch. 4Differing Determinants and Patterns of Fertility in a Diverse Population105
Ch. 5Processes of Family Formation: "The Third Child"153
Ch. 6Initiation of Family Formation: The Timing of First Births201
Ch. 7Conclusion: The Salience of Race/Ethnicity and of Family243
References259
Appendix283
Index287

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