Fertility Patterns of the Descendants of Turkish Migrants in Germany

Sandra Krapf , Federal Institute for Population Research

About 2.8 million people of the population residing in Germany have a Turkish background, i.e., they migrated themselves or have at least one parent who migrated from Turkey. The largest inflow of female Turkish migrants occurred in the 1970s and 1980s, and their children have now partly reached the ages of 40 years. This enables demographers for the first time to analyze comprehensively the fertility behavior of Turkish migrants’ descendants. The aim of this paper is to explore fertility patterns of 1.5 and 2nd generation female Turkish migrants in Germany and compare it to non-migrant Germans. I use German microcensus data of the years 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017. In the descriptive analyses, I present survival curves for first, second and third births. In the multiple regression analyses, I estimate discrete time event history models with education and birth cohort as control variables.

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 Presented in Session 75. Fertility in Migrant Populations