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Embarazo y fecundidad adolescente

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  • Felipe Barrera Osorio

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  • Lucas Higuera Jaramillo

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Este documento intenta identificar los factores que inciden en el embarazo y la maternidad adolescente, y sus efectos sobre el capital humano. En particular se estudia la relación entre embarazo y maternidad adolescente y asistencia escolar y oferta laboral. El centro de análisis son las variables individuales y del hogar como determinantes de la fecundidad adolescente. Mediante modelos probabilísticos se encuentra que hay diferencias en los determinantes entre el embarazo y la maternidad adolescente, pero que éstos, individualmente y en conjunto, inducen a deserción estudiantil; no se encuentra evidencia de efectos de la fecundidad adolescente sobre la participación laboral. Abstract: This paper intends to identify the determinants of parenthood and pregnancy in teenagers, and the effect of these on human capital acumulation. More precisely, the relationship between teenage parenthood/pregnancy and school enrollment and labor force is analized. The relevant variables as determinants of teenage parenthood/pregnancy include individual and household variables. Using binary models we found that the determinants of teenage parenthood and of teenage pregnancy are different in between, but teenage parenthood/pregancy effectively reduce the probability of school enrollment. No evidence is found of effects of teenage parenthood/pregnancy on labor force.

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Paper provided by FEDESARROLLO in its series WORKING PAPERS SERIES. DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO with number 002573.

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Length: 23
Date of creation: 30 Jun 2004
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Handle: RePEc:col:000123:002573

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Keywords: Fecundidad; Salud; Capital Humano.Fertility; health; human capital.;

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  1. Adriana Carolina Silva Arias & Patricia Gonzalez Román, 2007. "Una revisión a la composición y transición demográfica," REVISTA FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS ECONÓMICAS, UNIVERSIDAD MILITAR NUEVA GRANADA.
  2. Camila Galindo, 2012. "Análisis del embarazo y la maternidad durante la adolescencia: diferencias socioeconómicas," REVISTA DESARROLLO Y SOCIEDAD, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
  3. Marisol Torres Rodríguez & Patricia González Román, 2009. "Antecedentes teóricos y empíricos del uso de métodos de planificación familiar," REVISTA FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS ECONÓMICAS, UNIVERSIDAD MILITAR NUEVA GRANADA.
  4. Mariana Alfonso, 2008. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun? Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Motherhood among Bolivian Teenagers," Research Department Publications 4538, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  5. Mariana Alfonso, 2008. "Las chicas sólo quieren divertirse? Sexualidad, embarazo y maternidad en las adolecentes de Bolivia," Research Department Publications 4539, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.

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