Mary A. Silles
The labour market consequences of teenage childbearing
Silles, Mary A.
This paper provides estimates of the impact of an unanticipated child during adolescence on labour supply and earnings using data for women who gave birth between 1976 and 2015 drawn from the 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 IV models indicate that the arrival of a second-born twin had severe economic consequences for adolescent women over most of our data.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Silles, M. A. (2019). The labour market consequences of teenage childbearing. Contemporary Economic Policy, 37(4), 694-713. https://doi.org/10.1111/coep.12417|
|Keywords||Teenage motherhood; Fertility; Female employment; Instrumental variables|
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