Integration and Differential Fertility in Latin American Women in Spain and the United States (Working Paper #171)

Xiana Bueno García, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Daniel Vono de Vilhena, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Abstract: The main goal of this study is to analyze the reproductive patterns of Latin American-born women residing in the two principal receiving countries of their migrant collective: the United States and Spain. The study was carried out by examining the existing literature and by analyzing the main indicators of fertility. We compared these indicators with those of the native population and between the collectives of each receiving country. In each case the findings show differences in the patterns with regard to intensity and timing, with only partial convergence of migrants’ reproductive patterns to those of the local population.

Work Paper #171