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Author: Darabi, Katherine
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1. Darabi, Katherine
Ortiz, Vilma
Childbearing Among Young Latino Women in the United States
American Journal of Public Health 77,1 (February 1987): 25-28.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: American Public Health Association
Keyword(s): Adolescent Fertility; Birth Rate; Childbearing; Childbearing, Premarital/Nonmarital; Ethnic Groups; Ethnic Studies; Fertility; First Birth; Hispanics; Marital Status; Marriage; Racial Differences; Socioeconomic Status (SES)

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This analysis is based on 1979 and 1982 data from the NLSY. The purpose of this paper is to compare rates of early childbearing among white, black, Mexican and Puerto Rican young women, and to see how these rates compare after controlling for marital, socioeconomic and generational statuses. A comparison of rates of premarital births among the four racial/ethnic origin groups demonstrate that the Mexican and Puerto Rican adolescents fall in between the extremely low rate of the whites and the extremely high rate of the blacks. Mexican and Puerto Rican adolescents have similar proportions of premarital first births, but differ in their proportions of marital first births. The marital first birth rate for Mexican adolescents is twice that of the Puerto Ricans. The bulk of Mexican first births, like births of whites, occur within marriage. Puerto Rican adolescents, on the other hand, are similar to blacks in that they are more likely to have a first birth outside of marriage than within. These initial racial/ethnic differences in premarital first birth rates are not greatly diminished by a control for SES of the family origin.
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Darabi, Katherine and Vilma Ortiz. "Childbearing Among Young Latino Women in the United States." American Journal of Public Health 77,1 (February 1987): 25-28.