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Source: Department of Social Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn
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1. Smith, Patricia K.
Shah, Parth J.
Does Policy Affect a Teen's Pregnancy Resolution Decision?
Department of Social Sciences, Economics ,University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1996
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Department of Social Sciences, Economics, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Keyword(s): Abortion; Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); Childbearing, Premarital/Nonmarital; Food Stamps (see Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program); Marital Status; Mothers, Adolescent; Pregnancy and Pregnancy Outcomes; Pregnancy, Adolescent; Welfare

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This paper examines a pregnant teen's choice between marital birth, premarital birth, and abortion. We estimate the effect of benefit levels in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Food Stamps programs, the legal restrictions on Medicaid funding for abortions, and parental involvement restrictions on a minor's access to abortion on a teen's first premarital pregnancy resolution decision while controlling for an host of other factors. The results suggest that a teen's individual characteristics are very influential. However, there is evidence that prior family welfare receipt and the level of welfare benefits lower the likelihood that the teen will marry.
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Smith, Patricia K. and Parth J. Shah. "Does Policy Affect a Teen's Pregnancy Resolution Decision?" Department of Social Sciences, Economics ,University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1996.