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Journal Article

The Influence of Rural-Urban Migration on Migrant's Fertility Behavior in Cameroon

Bun Song Lee
The International Migration Review
Vol. 26, No. 4 (Winter, 1992), pp. 1416-1447
DOI: 10.2307/2546889
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2546889
Page Count: 32
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Abstract

An autoregressive model has been applied to the 1978 Cameroon World Fertility Survey data to test the fertility adaptation hypothesis of rural-urban migration. The fertility differential between ruralurban migrants and rural stayers is very small in Cameroon when compared with that of Korea and Mexico. However, the lack of fertility differentials between rural-urban migrants and rural stayers which are the result of the unique cultural and biosocial parameters of African fertility does not imply a weak fertility adaptation effect.

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