Research fellow project RFP - Examining the Impact of Early Childbearing on Labor Market Outcomes

Abstract

We examine the labor market participation, employment and earnings of women who have had a child during their adolescent years. The literature shows that adolescent mothers experience high secondary school dropout rates and are less likely to obtain a college degree, which will then affect their labor market participation and earnings later in their lives. We also examine other pathways relating to childrearing responsibilities and delayed labor market entry. Cognizant of the endogeneity in this relationship, we explore a number of instruments including age of menarche, miscarriage/abortion, using the Demographic Health Surveys as well as household surveys from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. If necessary, we also intend to use recursive structural models and Lewbel approach as ways to deal with the endogeneity problem and lack of outside adequate instrumental variables.


Members

Project leader: Ana Lucia Kassouf

Project researchers: Mitzie Irene Conchada | Ronelle Burger | Agnès Zabsonré | Vaqar Ahmed | John Ataguba

Scientific mentors: John Cockburn | Luca Tiberti | Maria Laura Alzua


Journal publication

No journal publications.


Working Papers

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Examining the Impact of Early Childbearing on Labor Outcomes in Brazil 2020-04-13 904.45kB 0 0
Examining the Impact of Early Childbearing on Education, Literacy, and Labor-Market Outcomes in Four African Countries 2020-04-13 735.53kB 0 0

Policy Briefs

No policy briefs.


Final report

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Examining the Impact of Early Childbearing on Labor Market Outcomes 2019-12-06 836.32kB 0 0
Examining the impact of early childbearing on education, literacy and labour market outcomes in seven developing countri 2019-12-18 560.78kB 0 0

Proposal

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Examining the Impact of Early Childbearing on Labor Market Outcomes 2019-12-06 502.45kB 0 0

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