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Document Type
Working Papers
Publication Topic(s)
Geographic Information
Country(s)
Senegal
Language
English
Author(s)
Barbara J. McKinney and Macro International Inc. Columbia, Maryland, USA
Publication Date
December 1993
Publication ID
WP6

Abstract:

This study focuses on the impact of rural-urban migration on the fertility of migrants in Senegal. In Section I, the determinants of rural and urban fertility levels are investigated. This investigation tests the hypothesis that the urban and rural populations are composed of quite different groups with respect to their fertility, which may be due to their migration experience. In Section II, differenctials in fertility levels between migrants and nonmigrants are examined to test three theories in the demographic literature explaining the mechanisms by which migration can affect fertility.