Friday, February 08, 2008

Immigrants and fertility

In a thread on Fertility Trends in Europe...commenter Randy says
"it's worth noting that immigrant fertility worldwide, but particularly in the United States and France, might be biased upwards by provisions in nationality laws which grant citizenship to children born in a country, as a manifestation of the jus soli principle. This principle is still intact in American nationality law, less so in French nationality law since 1992 reforms. If one wants to remain in a country with a jus soli citizenship law, why not become a parent and count on not being separated from your citizen child? This incentive won't exist in later generations."

Excellent point!

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