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Sarah Carol (University of Cologne)

March 12 @ 12:00 - 13:30


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March 12
12:00 - 13:30
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“Sex composition of children: Evidence from Germany”

Little research has been conducted yet investigating gender preferences among immigrant parents in Western host countries. We add further empirical evidence to this sparse literature by analyzing pooled micro-census data for the years 2005-2013 from Germany. Next to updating earlier findings on the native population, we focus on two large and culturally distinct groups of immigrants in Germany, namely those with Turkish and Polish origins. We assess parental gender preferences by studying the likelihood to have an additional child depending on the sex of previous children.