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Does a 'teen-birth' have longer-term impacts on the mother? suggestive evidence from the British Household Panel Study

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  • Ermisch, John

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The paper studies associations between a womans age at becoming a mother and subsequent outcomes, such as her living standard, when she is aged 30-51. The data come from the British Household Panel Survey over the years 1991-2001. The analysis suggests that having a teen-birth, particularly when aged under 18, constrains a womans opportunities in the marriage market in the sense that she finds it more difficult to find and retain a partner, and she partners with more unemployment-prone and lower earning men. Teenage mothers are much less likely to be a homeowner later in life, and her living standard, as measured by equivalent household income, is about 20% lower.

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Paper provided by Institute for Social and Economic Research in its series ISER Working Paper Series with number 2003-32.

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Date of creation: 01 Nov 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ese:iserwp:2003-32

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