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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Tanya-
dc.description.abstractCan education policy reduce the incidence of teenage motherhood? This paper uses data from the largest UK household-level survey to investigate the impact of a change in legislation, which increased the duration of compulsory schooling, on the timing of fertility using a regression discontinuity design. The findings indicate strong evidence that the schooling reform induced a downwards impact on fertility not only at the new school-leaving age, but also exerted a non-monotonic effect throughout the teenage years. Overall the analysis suggests that the increase in mandatory education caused a postponement of fertility with the influence of the reform dissipating after age 20.en_UK
dc.relationWilson T (2017) Compulsory Education and Teenage Motherhood. Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2017-01.-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2017-01-
dc.subjectCompulsory Schoolingen_UK
dc.subjectRegression Discontinuity Designen_UK
dc.subjectTeenage Motherhooden_UK
dc.titleCompulsory Education and Teenage Motherhooden_UK
dc.typeWorking or Discussion Paperen_UK
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