The Labor Market Consequences of Teenage Childbearing

Silles, Mary (2019) The Labor Market Consequences of Teenage Childbearing. Contemporary Economic Policy, 37 (4). pp. 694-713. ISSN 1074-3529

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This paper provides estimates of the impact of an unanticipated child during adolescence on labor supply and earnings using data for women who gave birth between 1976 and 2015 drawn from 1990 and 2000 censuses and the American Community Surveys. Twins at first birth are used as an instrument to avoid the problems of fertility endogeneity. Estimates from our instrumental variable models indicate that the arrival of a second‐born twin had severe economic consequences for adolescent women over most of our data. (JEL J13, J31, J16)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teenage motherhood, fertility, female employment, instrumental variables
Subjects: L100 Economics
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2020 07:51
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 14:06

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