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Title: Expectations of Adult Wages and Teenage Childbearing
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1. McCrate, Elaine
Expectations of Adult Wages and Teenage Childbearing
Presented: Denver, CO, Population Association of America Meetings, April 1992
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Adolescent Fertility; Childbearing; Family Background; Mothers; Regions; Sex Education; Sex Roles; Teenagers; Wages, Adult; Welfare

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Most previous research on teenage mothers has emphasized that early births reduce later earnings. This paper explores whether causality might run in the opposite direction: Whether the expectation of low adult wages might increase the probability of teenage childbearing. Using data from the NLSY and treating teenage motherhood, wages, employment and education as jointly determined, this investigation supports the proposition that low adult wages contribute to teenage childbearing.
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McCrate, Elaine. "Expectations of Adult Wages and Teenage Childbearing." Presented: Denver, CO, Population Association of America Meetings, April 1992.