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Socioeconomic Characteristics, Fertility Norms and the Black-White Fertility Gap in the US

  title={Socioeconomic Characteristics, Fertility Norms and the Black-White Fertility Gap in the US},
  author={Bastien Chab{\'e}-Ferret},
In this article, I examine the large Black / White fertility gap in the US. I question the "compositional argument" according to which differences in socioeconomic characteristics would be the main driver of this gap. Indeed, once controlled for education, other characteristics such as income, employment and marital status do not help to close the gap. I therefore test whether the difference could stem from the fact that individuals inherit of race-specic fertility norms. I show that Black… 
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