Fertility of Ethnic Minorities

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Elise Richter Saal (Main Building)
RC41 Sociology of Population (host committee)

Language: English

Human fertility is known to be related to certain social, cultural, economic, biologic and demographic factors. Some factors such as age at marriage and use of contraception affect fertility directly, while others – mostly social, cultural and economic – affect indirectly (see e.g. Davis and Blake, 1956; Bongaarts, 1978). Ethnicity is one such factor.
There is no single definition of ethnicity. In some populations the ethnic minority status is determined by one’s religion and/or cultural background (e.g., the Hui in China or the Tamils in Sri Lanka), while in others first and subsequent generations of overseas-born (e.g., the Asians or Africans in many European countries) are considered as ethnic minorities. Indigenous/native populations in some countries (e.g., Australia, the US and Canada) are also considered as ethnic minorities.
This session invites papers dealing with any aspect of the fertility of ethnic minority groups in developed or developing countries. Both quantitative and qualitative papers based on census, survey or other data sources will be considered.
Session Organizer:
Farhat YUSUF, University of Sydney, Australia
The Demographic Transition in the Nasa Indigenous People and Black Populations of Northern Cauca (Colombia)
Fernando URREA-GIRALDO, Social Sciences Department, Social Sciences and Economics Faculty, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
Intermarriage and Assimilation Among Arabs in the United States: Estimates, Causes, and Trends, 1990-2010
Andrzej KULCZYCKI, University of Alabama, USA; Peter LOBO, New York City Department of City Planning, USA
Reproductive Trajectories of Indigenous Mexican Women
Rosa Maria CAMARENA-CORDOVA, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Fertility of Ethnic Minorities in China
Farhat YUSUF, The University of Sydney, Australia