Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/197489
Authors: 
Alzúa, María Laura
Velázquez, Cecilia
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Development and Migration [ISSN:] 2520-1786 [Volume:] 7 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 7 [Pages:] 1-28
Abstract: 
This is the first study exploring the causal effect of education on teenage fertility in Argentina. We exploit an exogenous variation in education from the staggered implementation of the 1993 reform, which increased compulsory schooling from 7 to 10 years. We find a negative overall impact of education on teenage fertility rates, which operates through two complementing channels: a human capital effect (one additional year of schooling causes a decline of 30 births per 1000 girls) and a weaker 'incapacitation' effect (a rise of one percentage point in enrollment rate reduces 3 births per 1000 girls).
Subjects: 
Teenage fertility
Education
Instrumental variables
Compulsory schooling laws
Latin America and the Caribbean
Argentina
JEL: 
I25
I28
J13
J16
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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