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dc.contributor.authorWalker, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorGoodman, Alissaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKaplan, Gregen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:35Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:35Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20366-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the socio-economic consequences of teenage motherhood for a cohort of British women born in 1970. We employ a number of methods to control for observed and unobserved differences between women who gave birth as a teenager and those who do not. We present results from conventional linear regression models, a propensity score matching estimator, and an instrumental variable estimator that uses miscarriage data to control for unobserved characteristics influencing selection into teenage motherhood. We consider the effects on equivalised family income at age 30, and its constituent parts. We find significant negative effects of teenage motherhood using methods that control only for observed characteristics using linear regression or matching methods. However once unobserved heterogeneity is also taken into account, the evidence for large negative effects becomes much less clear-cut. We look at older and younger teenage mothers separately and find that the negative effects are not necessarily stronger for teenagers falling pregnant before age 18 compared with those falling pregnant between 18 and 20, which could further suggest that some of the negative effects of teenage motherhood are temporary.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1131en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordteenage pregnancyen_US
dc.subject.keywordmiscarriageen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstrumental variablesen_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwJugendlicheen_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltseinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwGrossbritannienen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding the Effects of Early Motherhood in Britain : The Effects on Mothersen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn386736626en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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