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Author: Gorry, Devon
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1. Basu, Shubhashrita
Gorry, Devon
Consequences of Teenage Childbearing on Child Health
Economics and Human Biology 42 (August 2021): 101019.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Birthweight; Child Health; Child Health, Limiting Condition(s); Childbearing, Adolescent; Obesity; Pregnancy and Pregnancy Outcomes

This paper uses national longitudinal data to analyze the effects of having a teen mother on child health outcomes from birth to young adulthood. We use an empirical strategy that relies on miscarriages to put bounds on the causal effects of teen childbearing. Results show that having a teen mother does not have negative health consequences for children. In addition, children of teen mothers report fewer diagnosed disorders and conditions requiring medical attention. The results suggest that policies focused on delaying teen childbearing will not improve child health outcomes.
Bibliography Citation
Basu, Shubhashrita and Devon Gorry. "Consequences of Teenage Childbearing on Child Health." Economics and Human Biology 42 (August 2021): 101019.
2. Gorry, Aspen
Gorry, Devon
Trachter, Nicholas
Learning and Life Cycle Patterns of Occupational Transitions
International Economic Review 60,2 (May 2019): 905-937.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc. => Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Life Cycle Research; Mobility, Occupational; Occupational Choice; Wages

Individuals experience frequent occupational switches during their lifetime and initial worker characteristics are predictive of future patterns of occupational switching. We construct a quantitative model of occupational choices with worker learning and occupation specific productivity shocks to match life cycle patterns of occupational transitions and quantify the value of occupational mobility and learning. For the average 18‐year‐old worker, the value of being able to switch occupations is about 67 months of the maximum wage they could earn in the model and the value of a worker learning their type is about 32 months of this maximum wage.

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Bibliography Citation
Gorry, Aspen, Devon Gorry and Nicholas Trachter. "Learning and Life Cycle Patterns of Occupational Transitions." International Economic Review 60,2 (May 2019): 905-937.