More on Religion and Fertility: The French Connection - Archive ouverte HAL Accéder directement au contenu
Pré-Publication, Document De Travail Année :

More on Religion and Fertility: The French Connection


This paper contributes to the study of the relationship between religion and fertility. More speci cally, I investigate the impact of being Catholic on fertility in France. Fertility is measured either by the number of children ever born or by completed fertility. I show that women who are strong practicers have signi cantly more children than other women ; however, being a Catholic believer has no signi cant impact on fertility. I also construct two variables allowing me to detect that the particularized ideology mechanisms can partially explain why religion has an impact on fertility in my dataset. Nevertheless, I cannot exclude the social interactions hypothesis. The multivariate analysis I provide also validates the main mechanisms of the rational actor model.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
25076_2012_-_22_DT.pdf (483.86 Ko) Télécharger le fichier
Origine : Fichiers produits par l'(les) auteur(s)

Dates et versions

hal-00993310 , version 1 (20-05-2014)


  • HAL Id : hal-00993310 , version 1


Thomas Baudin. More on Religion and Fertility: The French Connection. 2012. ⟨hal-00993310⟩
137 Consultations
226 Téléchargements


Gmail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More