Migrations and Differential Fertility in a European Capital Madrid, 1905-1906

Stanislao Mazzoni, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Michel Oris, University of Geneva
Diego Ramiro, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

In this paper we study fertility of the city of Madrid in the early 20th Century. We use a database based on the ‘padrones’ (census) of 1905 and birth certificates covering the years 1905-1906. In this period only one third of the Madrid inhabitants are natives from the city, two about three are migrants. We will test the hypothesis of conservation / preservation while in Madrid of the fertility observed in the province / region of origin or acculturation / adaptation to the urban life style. We will also run logistic models on the risk of having a birth in 1905/06 depending of age, matrimonial status, province / region of birth, age at arrival in Madrid (as children, teenager or adult). We consider the barrios, to capture at least a part of the big city diversity in terms of socioeconomic and lodging conditions, homogeneity or heterogeneity of the population.

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 Presented in Session 185. Migration and Mobility in the 19th and 20th Centuries