Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/193886
Authors: 
Jaeger, David A.
Joyce, Theodore J.
Kaestner, Robert
Year of Publication: 
2019
Citation: 
[Journal:] International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics (IREE) [ISSN:] 2566-8269 [Volume:] 3 [Year:] 2019 [Issue:] 2019-1 [Pages:] 1-16
Abstract: 
We replicate and extend the analysis of the positive association between social media (Google searches and tweets) and the MTV program 16 and Pregnant recently published by Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine (2015). We find that the relationship disappears or even turns negative when we include in the analysis periods when new episodes of 16 and Pregnant were not being broadcast. The results are also sensitive to the use of weights. Our results cast substantial doubt on social media as a link in the causal chain between reality television and fertility.
Subjects: 
social media
fertility
birth control
abortion
16 and Pregnant
event study
replication study
JEL: 
J13
L82
C81
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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