The Effect of Birthright Citizenship on Parental Integration Outcomes

  title={The Effect of Birthright Citizenship on Parental Integration Outcomes},
  author={Ciro Avitabile and Irma Clots-Figueras and Paolo Masella},
This paper provides empirical evidence on whether child legal status at birth affects the level of cultural integration of immigrant parents with native community. We consider the 1999 reform of the German nationality law, which introduced birthright citizenship for children born in Germany to nonGerman citizen parents. Our results show that changes in the rules that regulate child citizenship have significantly increased parents’ propensity to establish contacts with German citizens and use… CONTINUE READING


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