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Indigenous Fertility in Mexico

Inda Diaz, Juan Salvador LU (2010) EKHR01 20101
Department of Economic History
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to study the influence of indigenous identification on the fertility of Mexican women. It has been debated if the higher fertility of indigenous women in the Country is due to culture and traditions specifics of indigenous people, or if it is caused by socioeconomic and demographic factors. Controlling for socioeconomic and demographic variables, the results from an Ordinary Least Squares regression model with data from the National Survey of Demographics’ Dynamic 2006, indicates that ethnicity is not a variable that influence in the fertility of Mexican women. Moreover, the fertility of indigenous women is converging quickly to the level of nonindigenous women even when the socioeconomic and demographic... (More)
The aim of this paper is to study the influence of indigenous identification on the fertility of Mexican women. It has been debated if the higher fertility of indigenous women in the Country is due to culture and traditions specifics of indigenous people, or if it is caused by socioeconomic and demographic factors. Controlling for socioeconomic and demographic variables, the results from an Ordinary Least Squares regression model with data from the National Survey of Demographics’ Dynamic 2006, indicates that ethnicity is not a variable that influence in the fertility of Mexican women. Moreover, the fertility of indigenous women is converging quickly to the level of nonindigenous women even when the socioeconomic and demographic differences remain nowadays. (Less)
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author
Inda Diaz, Juan Salvador LU
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organization
course
EKHR01 20101
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Fertility, Ethnicity, Mexican Indigenous women, OLS
language
English
id
1615051
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2010-06-21 14:34:34
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  abstract     = {The aim of this paper is to study the influence of indigenous identification on the fertility of Mexican women. It has been debated if the higher fertility of indigenous women in the Country is due to culture and traditions specifics of indigenous people, or if it is caused by socioeconomic and demographic factors. Controlling for socioeconomic and demographic variables, the results from an Ordinary Least Squares regression model with data from the National Survey of Demographics’ Dynamic 2006, indicates that ethnicity is not a variable that influence in the fertility of Mexican women. Moreover, the fertility of indigenous women is converging quickly to the level of nonindigenous women even when the socioeconomic and demographic differences remain nowadays.},
  author       = {Inda Diaz, Juan Salvador},
  keyword      = {Fertility,Ethnicity,Mexican Indigenous women,OLS},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Indigenous Fertility in Mexico},
  year         = {2010},
}