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Drugs, guns and early motherhood in Colombia

Jaime Millán-Quijano ()

UC3M Working papers. Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía

Abstract: This paper examines the effect of violent crime on the prevalence of early motherhood in Colombia. To instrument for the predominance of violent crime I use geographical and temporal variation in drug trafficking networks. My results suggest that one standard deviation increase in the homicide rate induces a 2.55 percentage points increase in the probability of early motherhood

Keywords: Teenage; pregnancy; Violent; crime; Drug; trafficking (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C41 D74 J13 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-11
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