The Cycle of Poverty: New Insights to an Old Problem

  • Joshua J. Lewer
  • Published 2003


The purpose of this paper is to empirically test the teen pregnancy-economic growth nexus for the United States in the 1990’s. Fixed effects panel data estimation indicates a significantly negative relationship between pregnancy rates and income growth. The second part of this paper examines the determinants of teenage pregnancy itself. Although there are… (More)


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