Comment: Fertility And Immigration - A fascinating article in a leading conservative periodical The Weekly Standard points out the nexus between fertility rates and immigration. Fertility rate is the average number of children born to a woman over her lifetime. When the fertility rate is above 2.1 the population of the country grows, and when it is below 2.1 the population of the country shrinks--that number is called the replacement fertility rate. The connection between immigration and fertility rate can be most clearly seen where we have de facto open borders with a US trust territory:
"When a country's fertility drops below replacement, people tend to stop emigrating. Consider Puerto Rico. In 1955, Puerto Rico's fertility rate was 4.97. Over time, Puerto Rican fertility diminished. By 2000, it had dipped to 1.99. For 2010, it is estimated to be 1.65. During this same period, emigrating from Puerto Rico to the United States became easier, and while the economic situation in Puerto Rico brightened somewhat, it did not improve dramatically. Yet the number of Puerto Ricans moving to America during that span plummeted: from 80,000 in 1955 to just 3,800 in 2008."
Often, the discussion in the US on immigration policy is focused on "pull" factors, such as employment, verification, quotas, etc. However, "push" factors have historically been the main determinant of migration. Mexico’s fertility rate has fallen from 5.3 in 1980, to 3.61 in 1990, and then to 2.75 in 2000. It is now falling below 2.1, the replacement value--and the rest of Latin America is not far behind. We should expect the population flows out of Latin America to dry out over the next two decades, and the American economy will have to look elsewhere to satisfy its unquenchable thirst for more workers. For guaranteeing a healthy and growing American economy in the years to come, CIR is an urgent necessity.
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