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The Effects of Teenage Fatherhood on Young Adult Outcomes


Jason M. Fletcher


Yale University - School of Public Health; University of Wisconsin - Madison - Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Barbara Wolfe


University of Wisconsin-Madison; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); RSSS-economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

January 2012

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 182-201, 2012

Abstract:     
This paper uses national longitudinal data and several new empirical strategies to examine the consequences of teenage fatherhood. The key contribution is to compare economic outcomes of young fathers to young men whose partners experienced a miscarriage rather than a live birth. The results suggest that teenage fatherhood decreases years of schooling and the likelihood of receiving a high school diploma and increases general educational development receipt. Teenage fatherhood also appears to increase early marriage and cohabitation, and has mixed short‐term effects on several labor market outcomes.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

JEL Classification: J13, J24, J10

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Date posted: January 6, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Fletcher, Jason M. and Wolfe, Barbara, The Effects of Teenage Fatherhood on Young Adult Outcomes (January 2012). Economic Inquiry, Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 182-201, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1980544 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7295.2011.00372.x

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Jason M. Fletcher (Contact Author)
Yale University - School of Public Health ( email )
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University of Wisconsin - Madison - Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs ( email )
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Barbara L. Wolfe
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