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Embarazo y fecundidad adolescente

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  • Felipe Barrera Osorio


  • Lucas Higuera Jaramillo


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