Fertility among greek migrant women returnees

Νικόλας Π. Πετρόπουλος, Διονύσιος Μπαλούρδας


The present article, using data from the 1988 "return migration" sampling survey, analyses
the fertility patterns of return migrant women, who had been born in Greece and compares
them with those of non-migrant Greek women using linear regression analysis. Separate
regression equations were also estimated for women returnees by country of immigration
(Germany, USA, Canada, Australia). As it was observed the average fertility rates were
differentiated with respect to country of immigration and by age category. Other factors or
independent variables (duration of stay abroad, region of immigration, urbanization) that were
tested had a non significant impact on fertility rates.
In contrast, as it was expected by the relevant theory, womans work and level of education
were the most significant variables affecting fertility rates.


Human fertility; Greece; Statistics; Women immigrants; Emigration and immigration

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