New Research Brief on the Educational Outcome for Brazilian Women.

Tue, November 20, 2018
New Research Brief on the Educational Outcome for Brazilian Women.
Marteleto and Villanueva evaluate the effects of adolescent childbearing on young women’s educational attainment in Brazil.

Women who have their first child during adolescence tend to have worse social and economic outcomes, including lower educational attainment, compared to women who have their first child later in life or those who have no children. Teenage mothers are also more likely than other women to come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Therefore, it is not always clear if having a child while young causes poor outcomes in adulthood or if teenage mothers’ higher levels of poverty and other disadvantages cause of their worse outcomes later in life.

FULL BRIEF HERE.

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