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The effect of maternal employment on teenage childbearing

  • Leonard M. Lopoo

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    This paper estimates the effect of a mother’s employment on her teenage daughter’s likelihood of birth. Using data from the United States, the National Education Longitudinal Survey of 1988, the author finds that teenagers with working mothers who attend relatively wealthy schools are more likely (77%) to have a birth compared to teens who attend similar schools but have non-working mothers. In contrast, teenagers with working mothers who attend relatively poor schools are less likely (18%) to have a birth compared to teens who attend similar schools but have non-working mothers. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2004

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Population Economics.

    Volume (Year): 17 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 681-702

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