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Fertility and Multiculturalism: Immigrant Fertility in Australia, 1977-1991

Abbasi Shavazi, Mohammad; McDonald, Peter


This article examines the fertility patterns of immigrant groups in Australia during the period, 1977-1991. In this period, the previous policies of assimilation of integration of immigrants into mainstream culture were set aside in favor of a policy of multiculturalism, one of the dimensions of which was support for maintenance of culture. The general finding of research relating to the period prior to multiculturalism was that immigrants adapted to Australian fertility patterns. This study...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: International Migration Review


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