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Title: Effects of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood on High School Dropout and Graduation
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1. Anderson, Douglas K.
Effects of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood on High School Dropout and Graduation
Presented: Cincinnati, OH, Population Association of America Meetings, April 1993
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Adolescent Fertility; Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Childbearing; Educational Status; Family Background; Fertility; First Birth; High School Completion/Graduates; High School Dropouts; Minimum Wage; Motherhood; Mothers; Pregnancy and Pregnancy Outcomes

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The educational effects of a first birth are explored by estimating the consequences of pregnancy, giving birth, and being a mother on high school dropout and on graduation among previous dropouts. Event history analysis is based on schooling histories constructed from annual enrollment reports and fertility histories of female respondents of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1979 to 1986 interviews. Controlling for background, pregnancy dramatically increases the incidence of dropout, especially for very young women. Mothers, especially new mothers and very young mothers, have significantly elevated dropout rates. Dropout mothers have lower rates of graduation than other dropouts for at least the first six years after dropout.
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Anderson, Douglas K. "Effects of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood on High School Dropout and Graduation." Presented: Cincinnati, OH, Population Association of America Meetings, April 1993.