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Marital Fertility and Religion: Recent Changes in Spain


Alicia Adsera


Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Princeton University - Office of Population Research (OPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

November 2004

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1399

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Since the onset of democracy in 1975, both total fertility and Mass attendance rates in Spain have dropped dramatically. I use the 1985 and 1999 Spanish Fertility Surveys to study whether the significance of religion in fertility behavior - both in family size and in the spacing of births - has changed. While in the 1985 SFS family size was similar among practicing and non-practicing Catholics, practicing Catholics portray significantly higher fertility during recent years. In the context of lower church participation, religiosity has acquired a more relevant meaning for demographic behavior. Among the youngest generation, non-practicing Catholics behave as those without affiliation. The small group of Protestants and Muslims has the highest fertility and interfaith unions are less fertile.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 41

Keywords: fertility, religion, religiosity, Spain, timing of births

JEL Classification: J1, Z21

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Date posted: November 16, 2004  

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Adsera, Alicia, Marital Fertility and Religion: Recent Changes in Spain (November 2004). IZA Discussion Paper No. 1399. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=621063

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Alicia Adsera (Contact Author)
Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs ( email )
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Princeton University - Office of Population Research (OPR) ( email )
200 Wallace Hall
NJ 08544
United States
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
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Bonn, D-53072
Germany
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