Why is the Teen Birth Rate in the United States So High and Why Does It Matter?

Why is the rate of teen childbearing is so unusually high in the United States as a whole, and in some U.S. states in particular? U.S. teens are two and a half times as likely to give birth as compared to teens in Canada, around four times as likely as teens in Germany or Norway, and almost ten time...

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Volume: 26
Main Author: Melissa S. Kearney
Phillip B. Levine
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: NASHVILLE American Economic Association 01.04.2012
AMER ECONOMIC ASSOC
published in: The Journal of economic perspectives Vol. 26; no. 2; pp. 141 - 166
Data of publication: 20120401
ISSN: 0895-3309
1944-7965
EISSN: 1944-7965
Discipline: Economics
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