Causes and Consequences of Teen Childbearing: Evidence from a Reproductive Health Intervention in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Branson, Nicola
dc.contributor.author Byker, Tanya
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-30T12:33:13Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-30T12:33:13Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06
dc.identifier.citation Branson, N., Byker, T. (2016). Causes and Consequences of Teen Childbearing: Evidence from a Reproductive Health Intervention in South Africa. A Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit Working Paper Number 166. Cape Town: SALDRU, University of Cape Town
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-928281-27-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/815
dc.description We are grateful to Cally Ardington, Martha Bailey, Diane Cooper, Robert Garlick, David Lam, Murray Leibbrandt, and Jeff Smith for helpful comments and guidance. en_US
dc.description.abstract The rollout of the National Adolescent Friendly Clinic Initiative (NAFCI) serves as a natural experiment to study the causes and consequences of early teen child bearing. Geolinking residence histories to the rollout, we estimate that living near a NAFCI clinic during adolescence delayed early childbearing by 1.2 years on average. Adolescents who had access to NAFCI completed more years of schooling and, consistent with increased human capital investments, earn substantially higher wages as young adults. Children born to women who had access to youth-friendly services as teens show substantial health advantages, indicating a strong intergenerational benefit of delayed childbearing. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This project was generously supported by a William and Flora Hewlett Foundation/Institute of International Education Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development and the Hewlett/PRB Global Teams of Research Excellence in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development. Tanya Byker also received support from an NICHD training grant to the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan (T32 HD007339). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Saldru Working Paper;166
dc.subject Teenage childbearing en_US
dc.subject Maternal and child outcomes en_US
dc.subject Youth friendly reproductive health services en_US
dc.title Causes and Consequences of Teen Childbearing: Evidence from a Reproductive Health Intervention in South Africa en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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