ERIC Number: EJ759316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Maternal Employment and Teenage Childbearing: Evidence from the PSID
Lopoo, Leonard M.
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, v24 n1 p23-46 Win 2005
Over the last 30 years, the tenet of promoting self-sufficiency through work has become one of the primary objectives of many social welfare policies in the United States. Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the author asks if a mother's work hours influence her daughter's teenage fertility. The findings suggest a negative relationship, with the largest effects for the daughters of mothers who work more than 1,000 hours per year. Results among AFDC recipients suggest that an increase in a mother's work hours from zero to 20 hours per week reduces her daughter's probability of a teen birth by 33 percent.
Descriptors: Mothers, Employed Women, Daughters, Early Parenthood, Probability, Family Work Relationship, Welfare Recipients
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children