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GRANDE, Rafael  and  REY-POVEDA, Alberto del. The fertility of Latin American and Caribbean women in Spain: adaptation, maintenance or interruption?. Pap. poblac [online]. 2017, vol.23, n.92, pp.39-64. ISSN 2448-7147.

The aim of this paper is to analyze the fertility behavior of immigrant women from Latin America and the Caribbean in Spain, looking for the existence of relationship between fertility in home and destination countries. Particularly, we discuss the integration of Latin-American women exploring whether they choose to keep their reproductive behavior and, therefore, the existing level of fertility in their country of origin or whether, conversely, they adapt to the fertility patterns of the country of destination. Adopting a longitudinal perspective and applying multivariate survival models to the data of the 2007 National Survey of Immigration, we show the coexistence of adaptation, maintenance and interruption patterns in the immigrant fertility. Our results highlights the relevance of family conditions on arrival in reproductive behavior.

Keywords : Immigration; fertility; integration; Latin-Americans; Spain.

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