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Embarazo y fecundidad adolescente


  • 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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  • Felipe Barrera Osorio & Lucas Higuera Jaramillo, 2004. "Embarazo y fecundidad adolescente," WORKING PAPERS SERIES. DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO 002573, FEDESARROLLO.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000123:002573

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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, December.
    2. B. Piedad Urdinola & Carlos Ospino, 2015. "Long-term consequences of adolescent fertility: The Colombian case," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 32(55), pages 1487-1518, June.
    3. 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.
    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. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun?: Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Motherhood among Bolivian Teenagers," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 1614, Inter-American Development Bank.
    6. Camila Galindo, 2012. "Análisis del embarazo y la maternidad durante la adolescencia: diferencias socioeconómicas," REVISTA DESARROLLO Y SOCIEDAD, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE, June.
    7. 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, December.

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

    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity


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