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Final Program


The Fertility of Migrants and Minorities


6.2.2017 – 8.2.2017

Leibniz Universität Hannover


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For the book of abstracts click here. To download single abstracts please click on the name of the presentation (all PDF).

Monday, 6.2.2017


13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:15

Opening and Welcome

14:15 – 15:45

Current Developments of Migrant Fertility


Migrant Fertility in Europe: Accelerated Decline During the Recession Period?

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Tomáš Sobotka (Vienna Institute of Demography and Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Vienna, Austria)


The Fertility of Germany's Recent Migrants

Katharina Wolf (University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany), Michaela Kreyenfeld (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany)


Foreigners in Switzerland Boost the Country’s Fertility Rate, Yet They Now Have Smaller Families than Native Swiss: How So?

Marion Burkimsher (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Clémentine Rossier (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

15:45 – 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 – 17:15

Socialization and Selectivity of Migrants


Family Life Trajectories and Migration. A Sequence Analysis Approach of Senegalese Migrants in Europe

Elisabeth K. Kraus (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)


Why Immigrant Fertility in Norway has Declined

Marianne Tonnessen (Statistics Norway and Princeton University)

17:30 – 18:30

Network Meeting




Tuesday 7.2.2017


Community Influences


Effects of Ethnic Compositional Environment on Fertility of Marriage Immigrant Wives in South Korea

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Doo-Sub Kim (Hanyang University, South Korea)


What is the Influence of Childhood Exposure to Cultural Norms? The Role of Segregation and Community Composition in Explaining Migrant Fertility

Ben Wilson (Stockholm University, Sweden), Jouni Kuha (London School of Economics, England)


The Fertility of Child Migrants from Low Fertility Origins: Does Social Support for Childbearing have an Impact on Tempo and Quantum Differentials?

Eleonora Mussino (Stockholm University, Sweden), Ben Wilson (Stockholm University, Sweden), Gunnar Andersson (Stockholm University, Sweden)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Internal Migration


Migrations des adolescentes des campagnes vers le villes au Mali: analyse descriptive et explicative de leur fécondité

Jonas Nfonkwa (I.F.O.R.D), Kone Alpha Faguimba (I.F.O.R.D)


Minority Fertility


Fertility of Minorities in Eastern and Central European Countries: Similarities or Dissimilarities?

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Laura Szabó (Hungarian Demographic Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary), Igor Kiss (Pésc University, Hungary), Sprocha, Branislav (Demographic Research Center, INFOSTAT, Slovakia), Zsolt Spéder (Hungarian Demographic Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary)


Ethnic Fertility Differentials in Lithuania: Evidence from a Census-Liked Data Study

Aiva Jasilionienė (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany),  Vlada Stankūnienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania), Domantas Jasilionis (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany and Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania), Dovilė Galdauskaitė (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania)

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30

Minority Fertility


Fertility Trends and its Ethnic Dimensions in Russia During the Last Three and Half Decades

Sergei V. Zakharov (Institute of Demography, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)


Fertility of Muslim Minorities in Russia: Individual vs. Community Effects

Konstantin Kazenin (Russian Academy for National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia), Vladimir Kozlov (National Research Institute – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)


Reproductive Health


Fertility and Assisted Reproduction from the Perspective of Migrant Women in Germany

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Sonja Haug (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg, Germany)

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00

Gender Preferences


Are Daughters not Enough? The Influence of Female Offspring on Additional Children

Randy Stache (Philips University Marburg, German), Antje Röder (Philips University Marburg, Germany), Sabine Keller (Technical University Chemnitz, Germany)


Fertility Patterns and Sex Preferences for Children im Immigrant-Native Intermarriages in Sweden

Annika Elwert (Lund University, Sweden)


Conference Dinner




Wednesday 8.2.2017

9:00 – 10:00

Intergenerational Developments


Endogamy and Male Fertility: Partner Choice and Fertility Among Second- Generation Men of Turkish or Moroccan Origin in Belgium

Lisa Van Landschoot (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), Christine Schnorr (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, and University of Leuven, Belgium), Helga A.G. de Valk (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute/Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, The Hague, Netherlands, and University of Groningen, Netherlands), Jan Van Bavel (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, and University of Leuven, Belgium)


Fertility of the Second-Generation Moroccans in Belgium: Their Heterogeneous Behaviors

Isaline Wertz (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30

To what extend is integration among refugees in Hanover influenced by the number of children?

Karina Hoekstra (University of Hanover, Germany)


Conceptualizing Fertility and Migration: the Case of Academia

Irina Gewinner (University of Hanover, Germany)