Heterogeneous Consequences of Teenage Childbearing

Citation

Gorry, Devon (2019). Heterogeneous Consequences of Teenage Childbearing. Demography. vol. 56 (6) pp. 2147-2168

Abstract

This study finds heterogeneous effects of teen childbearing on education and labor market outcomes across socioeconomic status and race. Using miscarriages to put bounds on the causal effects of teen childbearing, results show that teen childbearing leads to lower educational attainment, lower income, and greater use of welfare for individuals who come from counties with better socioeconomic conditions. However, there are no significant adverse effects for individuals who come from counties with worse socioeconomic conditions. Across race, teen childbearing leads to negative consequences for white teens but no significant negative effects for black or Hispanic and Latino teens.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-019-00830-1

Keyword(s)

teenage childbearing

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Demography

Author(s)

Gorry, Devon

Year Published

2019

Volume Number

56

Issue Number

6

Pages

2147-2168

ISSN/ISBN

1533-7790

DOI

10.1007/s13524-019-00830-1

Reference ID

6143