Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102217
Authors: 
Cygan-Rehm, Kamila
Riphahn, Regina T.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4836
Abstract: 
We study the development of teenage fertility in East and West Germany using data from the German Socioeconomic Panel (SOEP) and from the German Mikrozensus. Following the international literature we derive hypotheses on the patterns of teenage fertility and test whether they are relevant in the German case. We find that teenage fertility is associated with teenage age and education, with the income of the teenager's family, with migration status, residence in East Germany, and aggregate unemployment. Our evidence supports countercyclical teenage fertility.
Subjects: 
teenage fertility
abortion
unemployment
East and West Germany
population economics
JEL: 
J13
Z18
I00
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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