Quotation Arenas Arroyo, Esther, Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina. 2021. Immigration policy and fertility: Evidence from undocumented migrants in the U.S. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 189 247-297.


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Using the 2005–2014 waves of the American Community Survey –a period characterized by the rapid expansion of interior immigration enforcement initiatives across the United States, we evaluate the impact of a tougher policy environment on undocumented immigrants’ fertility. We find that a one standard deviation increases in enforcement lowers childbearing among likely undocumented women by 5%. The effect stems from police-based measures linked to increased deportations, which may raise uncertainty about the future of the family unit and its resources.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-A, VW-B, WH-A
Language English
Title Immigration policy and fertility: Evidence from undocumented migrants in the U.S.
Volume 189
Year 2021
Page from 247
Page to 297
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167268121002663
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2021.06.027
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167268121002663

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Arenas Arroyo, Esther (Details)
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Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina (Univeristy California, Merced, United States/USA)
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Department of Economics (Kartal) (Details)
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