Migrant and minority fertility publications


Aybek, C. M. & Milewski, N. (2019). Introduction to the Special Issue on “Family Migration Processes in a Comparative Perspective”. Journal of Family Research, 31(3): 247–263. DOI: 10.3224/zff.v31i3.01

Impicciatore, R. & Pailhé, A. (2019). Do the Descendants of Immigrants Become Adults Sooner or Later than Native-born? Evidence from the French Generations and Gender Survey. Population Europe Discussion Papers, 11, 4-9, Berlin. https://population-europe.eu/discussion-paper/.

Kraus, E.K. (2019). Family formation trajectories across borders: A sequence analysis approach to Senegalese migrants in Europe. Advances in Life Course Research, 42 doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2019.100290 (online first).

Kraus, E.K., Sauer, L. & Wenzel, L. (2019). Together or apart? Spousal migration and reunification practices of recent refugees to Germany. Journal of Family Research, 31: 303-332. doi.org/10.3224/zff.v31i3.04.

Kulu, H., Milewski, N., Hannemann, T. et al. (2019). A decade of life-course research on fertility of immigrants and their descendants in Europe. Demographic Research, 40: 1345–1374, doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2019.40.46.

Maes J., Wood J., & Neels K. (2019). Early labour market trajectories of intermediate and second generation Turkish and Maghreb women in Belgium. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 61, 65-78, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2018.11.001.

Monti, A., Drefahl, S., Härkönen, J. & Mussino, E. (2020). Over-coverage in population registers and what we can do about it. Population Studies, 47(3), 451–469, https://doi.org/10.1080/00324728.2019.1683219.

Mussino, E., Miranda, V., & Ma, L. (2019). Sex composition of children born and transition to third birth among immigrants in Sweden. Journal of Population Research, 36, 81–109, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12546-019-09224-x.

Sakkeus, L., Abuladze, L., Rahnu, L., Puur, A. (2019). Non-marital childbearing of migrants and their descendants: Russians in Estonia compared with Russians in Russia and Estonians. Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest, 50 (4), 69−113, https://doi.org/10.3917/receo1.504.0069.

Tønnessen, M. (2019). Declined Total Fertility Rate Among Immigrants and the Role of Newly Arrived Women in Norway. European journal of population, 36 (1), 1–27, doi.org/10.1007/s10680-019-09541-0.

Wood, J. (2019). Social differentials in the effect of formal childcare on the transition to parenthood?: An assessment of varying effects by education, working hours and migration background. Advances in Life Course Research, 42, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2019.100309.


Adsera, A., & Ferrer, A. (2018). Fertility Issues in Developed Countries. In: Handbook on Women and the Economy, edited by Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys, & Saul D. Hoffman. Oxford University Press.

Burkimsher, M., Rossier, C., Wanner, P. (2018). Who has more children in Switzerland: Swiss or foreign women? Why the TFR is a misleading measure. LIVES Working Paper 73, 1-41, doi.org/10.12682/lives.2296-1658.2018.73.

Caarls, K., Haagsman, K., Kraus, E.K., & Mazzucato, V. (2018). African transnational families: Cross-country and gendered comparisons. Population, Space and Place, 24(7), 1–16, https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2162.

Carlsson, E. (2018). Fertility Intentions across Immigrant Generations in Sweden Do Patterns of Adaptation Differ by Gender and Origin? Comparative Population Studies, 43, 211-242, doi.org/10.12765/CPoS-2019-02en.

González-Ferrer, A., Kraus, E.K., Baizán, P. Beauchemin, C., Black, R., & Schoumaker, B. (2018). Migration Between Africa and Europe. Assessing the Role of Resources, Family and Networks. In: Beauchemin, C. (Ed.): Migration between Africa and Europe. Cham: Springer: 81–122. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-69569-3_4.

Guarin Rojas, E. A., Bernardi, L., and Schmid, F. (2018). First and second births among immigrants and their descendants in Switzerland, Demographic Research, 38, 247–286, doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2018.38.11.

Haug, S., & Milewski, N. (2018). Women’s attitudes towards assisted reproductive technologies – A pilot study among migrant minorities and non-migrants in Germany. Comparative Population Studies, 43, 343-370. www.comparativepopulationstudies.de/index.php/CPoS/article/view/319/276 .

Haug, S., Vernim, M., Weber, K. (2017). Wissen und Einstellungen zur Reproduktionsmedizin von Frauen mit Migrationshintergrund in Deutschland. Journal für Reproduktionsmedizin und Endokrinologie, 14 (4), 171-177. http://www.kup.at/journals/volltext/14078.html.

Haug, S., Weber, K., Vernim, M., Currle, E. (2018). Wissen über Reproduktionsmedizin, Wissenstransfer und Einstellungen im Kontext von Migration und Internet. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

Juárez, S., Mussino, E., & Hjern, A. (2018). Being a refugee or having a refugee status? Birthweight and gestational age outcomes among offspring of immigrant mothers in Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, doi.org/10.1177/1403494818777432 (online first).

Kil T., Neels K., Wood J, et al. (2018). Employment After Parenthood: Women of Migrant Origin and Natives Compared. European Journal of Population, 34, 413-440, doi.org/10.1007/s10680-017-9431-7.

Kil, T., Wood, J. & Neels, K. (2018). Parental leave uptake among migrant and native mothers: Can precarious employment trajectories account for the difference? Ethnicities, 18 (2), 106-141, doi.org/10.1177/1468796817715292.

Kraus, E.K., & Castro-Martín, T. (2018). Does migrant background matter for adolescents’ fertility preferences? The Latin American 1.5 generation in Spain. European Journal of Population, 34, 277–312, doi.org/10.1007/s10680-017-9427-3.

Milewski, N., & Carol, S. (2018). Attitudes toward abortion for medical and non-medical reasons among the Turkish second generation in Europe – The role of the family and societal contexts. Comparative Population Studies, 43, 307-342. www.comparativepopulationstudies.de/index.php/CPoS/article/view/317.

Milewski, N., & Mussino, E. (2018). Editorial on the special issue ‘New aspects on migrant populations in Europe: Norms, attitudes, and intentions in fertility and family planning’. Comparative Population Studies, 43, 371-398. doi.org/10.12765/CPoS-2019-10en

Mussino, E., & Ortensi, L. (2018). The Same fertility ideals of the country of origin? A study of the personal ideal family size among immigrant women in Italy. Comparative Population Studies 43, 243-274. doi.org/10.12765/CPoS-2019-03en.

Mussino, E., Duvander, A.-Z., & Ma, L. (2018). Does Time Count? Immigrant Fathers’ Use of Parental Leave for a First Child in Sweden. Population-E, 73 (2), 363-382, doi.org/10.3917/popu.1802.0381

Mussino, E., Duvander, A.-Z., & Tervola, J. (2018), Decomposing the Determinants of Fathers’ Parental Leave Use: Evidence from migration between Finland and Sweden. Journal of European Social Policy, doi.org/10.1177/0958928718792129 (online first).

Mussino, E., Miranda V., & Ma, L. (2018), Sex ratio at birth among immigrant groups in Sweden. Genus 74:13 doi.org/10.1186/s41118-018-0036-8

Neels K., De Wachter D., Peeters H. (2018). The effect of family formation on the build-up of pension rights among minority ethnic groups and native women in Belgium, Ageing and Society, 38(6), 1253-1278, doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X17000010.

Puur, A., Vseviov, H., & Abuladze, L. (2018). Fertility Intentions and Views on Gender Roles: Russian Women in Estonia from an Origin-destination Perspective. Comparative Population Studies, 43, 275-306. http://dx.doi.org/10.12765/CPoS-2019-04en.

Sauer, L., Diabaté, S., Gabel, S., Halfar, Y., Kraus, E.K., & Wenzel, L. (2018). Doing transnational family im Kontext von Flucht und Krisenmigration. Stand der Forschung. BiB Working Paper 3/2018. Wiesbaden: Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung. https://www.bib.bund.de/Publikation/2018/pdf/Doing-transnational-family-im-Kontext-von-Flucht-und-Krisenmigration-Stand-der-Forschung.pdf.

Van Landschoot, L., Willaert, D., de Valk, H.A.G., & Van Bavel, J. (2018). Partner Choice and the Transition to Parenthood for Second-Generation Women of Turkish and Moroccan origin in Belgium. European Journal of Population, 34, 579-608, doi.org/10.1007/s10680-017-9438-0.


Andersson, G., Persson, L., and Obućina, O. (2017). Depressed fertility among descendants of immigrants in Sweden. Demographic Research, 36, 1149–1184, doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2017.36.39.

Baykara-Krumme, H., & Milewski, N. (2017). Fertility patterns among Turkish women in Turkey and abroad: the impact of international mobility, migrant generation, and family background. European Journal of Population, 33(3), 409–436.

Carol, S., & Milewski, N. (2017). Attitudes toward abortion among the Muslim minority and non-Muslim majority in cross-national perspective: can religiosity explain the differences? Sociology of Religion A Quarterly Review, 78(4), 456-491. doi.org/10.1093/socrel/srx015.

Duvander, A.-Z., & Mussino, E. (2017). Föräldraledig nu eller senare? Invandrade kvinnors användning av föräldrapenning. Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, 23(3-4), 259-282.

Dupray, A., & Pailhé, A. (2017). Does employment uncertainty particularly impact fertility of children of North African immigrants in France? A gender perspective. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(3), 401‑424. doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1313107.

Ferrari, G., & Pailhé, A. (2017). Transition to adulthood in France: do children of immigrants differ from natives ? Advances in Life Course Research, 31, 34‑56. doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2016.10.001.

Goldberg, R., Tienda, M., & Adsera, A. (2017). Age at migration, family instability, and timing of sexual onset. Social Science Research, 63, 292–307.

González-Ferrer, A., Castro Martín, T., Kraus, E., & Eremenko, T. (2017). Childbearing patterns among immigrant women and their daughters in Spain: Over-adaptation or structural constraints“. Demographic Research, 37(19), 599–634.

Kazenin K.I., & Kozlov V.A. (2017). Childbearing age in Dagestan: significance of the ethnic factor under the conditions of modernization. Narodonaselenie, 1, 46-58 (in Russian).

Kazenin K.I., & Kozlov V.A. (2017). The main characteristics of matrimonial and reproductive behavior in Dagestan: reasons and social economic consequences. Vestnik Instituta Economiki RAN, 1, 46-58 (in Russian).

Krapf, S., & Wolf, K. (2015). Persisting differences or adaptation to German fertility patterns? First and second birth behavior of the 1.5 and second generation Turkish migrants in Germany. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 67(Suppl. 1), 137-164.

Kulu H., Hannemann T., Pailhé, A., Neels, K., Krapf, S., González-Ferrer A., Andersson G. (2017). Fertility by birth order among the descendants of immigrants in selected European countries. Population and development review, 43(1), 31-60, doi.org/10.1111/padr.12037.

Mussino, E., Miranda, V. & Ma, L. (2017). Sex ratio at birth among immigrant groups in Sweden. SRRD_2017:05.

Pailhé, A. (2017). The convergence of second-generation immigrants’ fertility patterns in France: The role of sociocultural distance between parents’ and host country. Demographic Research, 36, 1361‑1398, https://doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2017.36.45.

Puur,A., Rahnu,L., Abuladze,L., Sakkeus,L., & Zakharov,S. (2017). Childbearing among first- and second-generation Russians in Estonia against the background of the sending and host countries. Demographic Research, 36(41), 1209−1254.

Tervola, J., Duvander, A.-Z., & Mussino, E. (2017). Promoting parental leave for immigrant fathers – what role does policy play? Social Politics, 24(3), 269-297.

Wilson, B., & Kuha, J. (2017) Residential segregation and the fertility of immigrants and their descendants. Population, Space and Place. doi.org/10.1002/psp.2098 (online first).

Wood, J & Neels, K. (2017). First a job, then a child? Subgroup variation in women’s employment-fertility link. Advances in Life Course Research, 33, 38-52, doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2016.09.003.

Wood, J, Van den Berg, L., & Neels K. (2017). Household division of labour and family formation in the Moroccan First and Second Generations at the turn of the 21st Century. In: Timmerman, C., Fadil, N., Goddeeris, I. et al. (eds) Moroccan Migration in Belgium. More than 50 Years of Settlement. Leuven: Leuven University Press

Van Landschoot, L., de Valk, H.A.G., & Van Bavel, J. (2017). Fertility among descendants of immigrants in Belgium: The role of the partner. Demographic Research, 36(60), 1827-1858, doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2017.36.60.


Kulu, H., & Hannemann, T. (2016). Why does fertility remain high among certain UK-born ethnic minority women?, Demographic Research, 35, 1441–1488, doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2016.35.49

Mussino, E., & Duvander, A.-Z. (2016). Use it or save it? Migration background and parental leave uptake in Sweden. European Journal of Population, 32(2), 189-210.

Wolf, K. (2016). Marriage migration versus family reunification: how does the marriage and migration history affect the timing of first and second childbirth among Turkish immigrants in Germany? European Journal of Population, 32(5), 731-759.


Ambrosetti, E., Ortensi, L.E., Castagnaro C., & Attili, M. (2015). Sex imbalances at birth in migratory context: preliminary results from Italy. Genus, 71 (2-3), 29-51.

Mussino, E., Gabrielli, G., Paterno, A., Strozza, S., & Terzera, L. (2015). Motherhood of foreign women in Lombardy: Testing the effects of migration by citizenship. Demographic Research, 33(23), 653–64.

Ortensi L.E. (2015). Engendering the fertility-migration nexus: The role of women's migratory patterns in the analysis of fertility after migration. Demographic Research, 32 (1), 1435-1468.