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Understanding Teenage Fertility, Cohabitation, and Marriage: The Case of Peru

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In this study, we used data from the Young Lives study, which investigates teenage childbearing, marriage, and cohabitation by tracking a cohort of individuals from the ages of 8 to 19 years. While the present analysis does not intend to establish causality, the longitudinal nature of the data allows us to identify the combination of early circumstances and life changes that induce a higher likelihood of these events. The analysis addresses bias both due to reverse causality and community cha...

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Peer reviewed
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Wadham College
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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation More from this funder
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Institute of Labor Economics Publisher's website
Issue:
10270
Publication date:
2016-10-31
Acceptance date:
2016
ISSN:
2365-9793
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pubs:665000
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uri:1723176b-3ce8-441d-a158-c53396071844
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uuid:1723176b-3ce8-441d-a158-c53396071844
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