CitationMincy, Ronald; B; Haldane, Eva; & Cherie (2008). The causal effects of nonresident father involvement on multiple partner fertility among young adults. 2008 Add Health Users Conference. Bethesda, MD.
AbstractUtilizing Waves I, II and III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), we will estimate the causal impact of non resident father’s involvement on the fertility of their young adult children. Specifically we are interested to know if non resident father involvement at Wave II affects the probability that an adult son or daughter will have children with multiple partners when the son or daughter reaches their early 20s. We will measure all the pre treatment (father involvement) variables using the Wave I Parent and Adolescent In-Home Interviews. Father involvement will be measured using the Wave II Adolescent In-Home Interview. Our outcome variable, if the child has children with multiple partners, will be measured using the Wave III In-Home Interview. We will use propensity scores to estimate causal relationships between our measures of father involvement on our measure of multiple partner fertility. Controlling for pre treatment conditions that affect both the probability that youth are assigned to the treatment group and the outcome (giving birth to children from multiple partners), we will obtain unbiased estimates of the effects of non resident father involvement on their child’s multiple partner fertility. We will examine the sensitivity of our results to alternate measures of father involvement, including authoritative parenting, warmth, quality of visits and closeness.
Reference TypeConference proceeding
Book Title2008 Add Health Users Conference