Kazenin K. I., Idrisov E. Sh., Imasheva M. M. The relation of migration and fertility: the case of migration of Nogais from Daghestan, pp. 75-88

The paper studies relation of migration for Nogais, a people residing in North Caucasus and migrating from there to other regions of Russia. We focus on migration of Nogais from one republic of North Caucasus, Daghestan, where local fertility is considerably higher than in most other regions of Russia, including those where Nogais move to. The study is one the first attempts to estimate the relation between fertility and migration for a group of internal migrants in Russia. The study is based on a field survey held among Nogai women of age 16—39 at their territory of origin and in the migration sites. Key hypotheses on migration/fertility relation are introduced in the paper. Then models are built which study relation between migration and some parameters of
fertility, viz. number of children ever born to a woman and woman’s age at first child bearing. The results indicate that migration leads to accepting a new mode of fertility behavior, with lower level of fertility and higher mother’s age at first birth. Furthermore, for timing of fertility residence of a woman in her adulthood is mostly significant, whereas number of children ever born to a woman is significantly related to place of her residence at the age from 0 to 15.
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