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Impacto de la maternidad adolescente en los logros educativos

Mariana Gerstenblüth, Zuleika Ferre, Maximo Rossi () and Patricia Triunfo ()
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Zuleika Ferre: Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República

No 509, Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) from Department of Economics - dECON

Abstract: Based on the Survey on Social and Biological Reproduction of the Uruguayan Population: an approximation to gender and generations car- ried out by the Gender and Generations project in 2004, we study the e¤ect of teenage childbearing on educational outcomes of mothers. The predicted results show that women in the sample present a 58% probability of completing 9 or more years of formal education. Taking mothers education as a proxy of parental atmosphere, we .?nd that daughters of those mothers that completed at least secondary education have 21% more probability of completing 9 or more years of education. At the same time, early motherhood of the women?s mother and the number of siblings reduces the probability of educational achievements, as these variables indicate a low socioeconomic status of the household. As regards to the early motherhood of the women in the sample, it reduces the probability of completing 9 or more years of education by approximately 40%.

Keywords: teenage pregnancy; education; propensity score (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-04
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