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The Effect(s) of Teen Pregnancy: Reconciling Theory, Methods, and Findings

Overview of attention for article published in Demography, January 2016
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
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Title
The Effect(s) of Teen Pregnancy: Reconciling Theory, Methods, and Findings
Published in
Demography, January 2016
DOI 10.1007/s13524-015-0446-6
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Authors

Christina J. Diaz, Jeremy E. Fiel

Abstract

Although teenage mothers have lower educational attainment and earnings than women who delay fertility, causal interpretations of this relationship remain controversial. Scholars argue that there are reasons to predict negative, trivial, or even positive effects, and different methodological approaches provide some support for each perspective. We reconcile this ongoing debate by drawing on two heuristics: (1) each methodological strategy emphasizes different women in estimation procedures, and (2) the effects of teenage fertility likely vary in the population. Analyses of the Child and Young Adult Cohorts of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (N = 3,661) confirm that teen pregnancy has negative effects on most women's attainment and earnings. More striking, however, is that effects on college completion and early earnings vary considerably and are most pronounced among those least likely to experience an early pregnancy. Further analyses suggest that teen pregnancy is particularly harmful for those with the brightest socioeconomic prospects and who are least prepared for the transition to motherhood.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 83 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 24%
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 13%
Other 18 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 26 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 18%
Unspecified 9 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 10%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 8 10%
Other 18 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 67. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 March 2016.
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#246,815
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Outputs from Demography
#65
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#9,094
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Outputs of similar age from Demography
#3
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