ERIC Number: ED164702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Consequences of Age at First Childbirth: Final Research Summary. Working Paper: 1146-07.
Moore, Kristin A.; Hofferth, Sandra L.
This document summarizes the findings of a research report which focuses on the consequences of early childbearing on the later life of the mother. Education, family size, marriage and marriage stability, labor force participation and earnings, welfare receipt, and poverty are all considered. Each of these outcomes is described separately. In addition, the interrelationships between these outcomes are put into the perspective of causal models. These models explore the indirect as well as the direct effects of a woman's age at first childbirth on her later well-being. The reader is referred to a series of related papers which contain research methodologies, statistical tables, variable definitions, and relevant research literature that focus on the particular outcomes of this research in greater detail. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Age, Birth, Blacks, Divorce, Educational Experience, Employment Experience, Family (Sociological Unit), Females, Longitudinal Studies, Marital Status, Racial Factors, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Status, Welfare Recipients
The Urban Institute, Publications Department, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Home Study Council, Washington, DC. Accrediting Commission.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 149 002 and UD 018 971-976; Figure 1, page 29, may not reproduce well due to print size