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Resultat
Rapport
2011

Is teenage motherhood contagious? Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Bidragsytere:
  • Karin Monstad
  • Carol Propper og
  • Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

Utgiver/serie

Utgiver

NHH Dept. of Economics

Serie

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion papers
ISSN 0804-6824

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Rapport
Publiseringsår: 2011
Hefte: 12
Antall sider: 22

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Tittel

Is teenage motherhood contagious? Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Sammendrag

There is relatively little research on peer effects in teenage motherhood despite the fact that peer effects, and in particular social interaction within the family, are likely to be important. We estimate the impact of an elder sister’s teenage fertility on the teenage childbearing of their younger sister. To identify the peer effect we utilize an educational reform that impacted on the elder sister’s teenage fertility. Our main result is that within families, teen births tend to be contagious and the effect is larger where siblings are close in age and for women from low resource households.

Bidragsytere

Karin Monstad

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved NORCE Samfunn ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Carol Propper

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of Bristol

Kjell Gunnar Salvanes

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi ved Norges Handelshøyskole
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