How Does Adolescent Fertility Affect the Human Capital and Wages of Young Women ?

@inproceedings{Klepinger1997HowDA,
  title={How Does Adolescent Fertility Affect the Human Capital and Wages of Young Women ?},
  author={Daniel H. Klepinger and Shelly J. Lundberg},
  year={1997}
}
The consequences of teen childbearing for the future well-being of young women remain controversial. In this paper, we model and estimate the relationship between early childbearing and human capital investment, and its effect on wages in early adulthood. Taking advantage of a large set of potential instruments for fertility—principally stateand county-level indicators of the costs of fertility and fertility control—we use instrumental variables procedures to generate unbiased estimates of the… CONTINUE READING