Key Findings Details
Immigrant-Native Fertility and Mortality Differentials in the United States
Purvi Sevak and Lucie Schmidt
- The fertility of immigrant women in the most recent arrival cohorts is low, but increases at a faster rate relative to both the fertility of immigrants from earlier cohorts and relative to the fertility of natives.
- Immigrants experience lower mortality than native-born individuals in the United States, and these differences remain even after controlling for underlying differences in observable characteristics. However we find that they do not exhibit differences in their subjective expectations of their mortality.