Replication data for: Citizenship, Fertility, and Parental Investments
- Avitabile, Ciro
- Clots-Figueras, Irma
- Masella, Paolo
AbstractCitizenship 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.
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DOI: 10.1257/app.6.4.35 (Text)
Avitabile, Ciro, Irma Clots-Figueras, and Paolo Masella. “Citizenship, Fertility, and Parental Investments.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 6, no. 4 (October 2014): 35–65. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.6.4.35.
- ID: 10.1257/app.6.4.35 (DOI)
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