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Minority Group Status and Fertility: The Irish

Robert E. Kennedy, Jr.
American Sociological Review
Vol. 38, No. 1 (Feb., 1973), pp. 85-96
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2094333
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Abstract

Can minority group status exert an independent effect on fertility? The Irish situation suggests that it can when: the minority is relatively large, the minority's size is politically important, the minority is economically disadvantaged, and the cohesiveness of the minority is strong. Even when such conditions exist, as they apparently do in Northern Ireland, the impact of minority group status on fertility is a less important determinant of fertility than such factors as religion, rural/urban residence, or the selective impact of migration. The question is relevant not only to nations with relatively large minority groups; it also applies to countries in which minorities, while small in proportion nationally, are concentrated locally in certain states or cities.

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