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Title: Coping With a Pre-Maritally Conceived Birth
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1. Cook, Steven T.
Delgado, Enilda Arbona
Coping With a Pre-Maritally Conceived Birth
Presented: Chicago, IL, Population Association of America Meetings, April 1998
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Birth Outcomes; Childbearing, Adolescent; Childbearing, Premarital/Nonmarital; College Enrollment; Family Structure; Financial Assistance; High School Completion/Graduates; Marital Status; Welfare

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Births that occur to young women, especially those which are conceived before first marriage, will likely result in difficult decisions about where and with whom she should live, and how she should support herself and her child. These decisions will likely be influenced by personal characteristics of the young mother and her living arrangements before the conception. We use data from the 1979-1992 waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) to examine the distributions of living arrangements and financial support arrangement of young women after a premaritally conceived birth. We also model the effects of pre-conception characteristics on post-birth outcomes using multinomial logistic regressions. Our findings show that minority status, and coming from a non-intact family tend to reduce the likelihood of marriage after a premarital conception, and reduce the private financial resources available to the new mother. High school graduation and college attendance, on the othe r hand, increase the likelihood of staying off welfare.
Bibliography Citation
Cook, Steven T. and Enilda Arbona Delgado. "Coping With a Pre-Maritally Conceived Birth." Presented: Chicago, IL, Population Association of America Meetings, April 1998.