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Author: Petracchi, Helen E.
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1. Petracchi, Helen E.
Educational Implications of Adolescent Fathering
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, Bell and Howell Information and Learning
Keyword(s): Adolescent Fertility; Education Indicators; Educational Attainment; Nestleaving; Socioeconomic Status (SES)

This study addresses the question, "What is the impact of the age at which a male first becomes a father on his subsequent educational attainment?" Data were drawn from the 1979 and 1985 waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). The NLSY provides information on childbearing, household composition, schooling, employment, and family background. The male youth sample (N = 6402) have been re-interviewed annually since 1979 with approximately 84 percent completing surveys in 1985. Hence, this sample of fathers are representative of all United States men (aged 20 to 27 in 1985) who reported becoming first-time fathers between 1979 and 1985. Theoretically based on the larger status attainment tradition, the study examines the relationship between educational attainment and socioeconomic background variables, academic ability, aspirations for education and work and age at first fatherhood. Educational attainment was variously measured as "years of completed schoo ling" or "high school completion by 1985." Accordingly, multivariate analyses utilized both OLS and logistic regression techniques.
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Petracchi, Helen E. Educational Implications of Adolescent Fathering. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992.