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Citizenship, fertility, and parental investments

Avitabile, C., Clots-Figueras, I., Masella, P. (2014) Citizenship, fertility, and parental investments. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6 (4). pp. 35-65. ISSN 1945-7782. (doi:10.1257/app.6.4.35) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:75371)

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Abstract

Citizenship rights are associated with better economic opportunities for immigrants. This paper studies how in a country with a large fraction of temporary migrants the fertility decisions of foreign citizens respond to a change in the rules that regulate child legal status at birth. The introduction of birthright citizenship in Germany in 2000, represented a positive shock to the returns to investment in child human capital. Consistent with Becker's "quality-quantity" model of fertility, we find that birthright citizenship leads to a reduction in immigrant fertility and an improvement in health and socio-emotional outcomes for the children affected by the reform.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1257/app.6.4.35
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Irma Clots-Figueras
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 11:32 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 16:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75371 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Clots-Figueras, I.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3859-0838
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