I demonstrate the stability of fertility rates within age groups in North Dakota over the last 15years.
I recently wrote about the net migration experience in North Dakota counties. I continue looking at the demographic developments in North Dakota with natural increase.
With population gains in the last year I take a look at net migration for North Dakota and look at how that was distributed across counties in the state.
Some colleagues and I are projecting population in North Dakota and we tried to figure out ways to identify different subregions of the state using k-means cluster analysis on a few economic variables.
So I am following up my own post. A paper I am soon to present looks at fertility rates in North Dakota and how they were impacted by oil activity. My earlier post, Oil boom but no baby boom in ND, showed a lack of change in the age specific fertility rates for North Dakota over time related to the oil boom. That does not tell the whole story though. There are changes though that are important to highlight. Part of my research is an attempt to break out effects from price and quantity changes on the fertility rate in certain areas.Continue reading Oil & Fertility in North Dakota