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Does single motherhood hurt infant health among young mothers? / Young-Il Kim (Sogang University), Jungmin Lee (Seoul National University and IZA) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserKim, Young-il In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Lee, Jungmin In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, February 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10592
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-115083 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Does single motherhood adversely affect infant health? This question is not easy to answer because of the endogeneity of coresidence during pregnancy. In this paper, we exploit quasi-natural variation in single motherhood from the moment of conception to that of birth arising from marriageable age restrictions and the reform of the laws in Korea. The Korean birth certificate dataset is unique in that it allows us to distinguish coresidence and legal marital status and further to identify the duration of pregnancy period without a partner. Results show that although coresidence with the partner during pregnancy is seemingly beneficial for infant health, it is mostly driven by selection into coresidence. Further, we do not find any significant advantage of legal marriage among young mothers.