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The effect of compulsory schooling laws on teenage births

This article investigates whether increasing mandatory educational attainment through compulsory schooling legislation encourages women to delay childbearing. We use variation induced by changes in compulsory schooling laws in both the US and Norway to estimate the effect in two very different insti...

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Volume: 118
Main Author: Black, Sandra E
Devereux, Paul J
Salvanes, Kjell G
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing 2008
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Wiley Subscription Services, Inc
published in: The Economic journal (London) Vol. 118; no. 530; pp. 1025 - 1054
Data of publication: 2008
ISSN: 0013-0133
EISSN: 1468-0297
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: The authors thank Marina Bassi for helpful research assistance. Black and Devereux gratefully acknowledge financial support from the National Science Foundation and the California Center for Population Research. Salvanes thanks the Norwegian Research Council for financial support. Special thanks to Enrico Moretti for providing the data on US compulsory schooling legislation and to Phil Oreopoulos, Marianne Page and Ann Stevens for providing their data on state characteristics. A previous (2004) version of this article circulated under the title ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High? The Effects of Compulsory Schooling Laws on Teenage Births’.
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