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A teenager in love : multidimensional human capital and teenage pregnancy in Ghana / Niels-Hugo Blunch (Washington and Lee University and IZA) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserBlunch, Niels-Hugo In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Niels-Hugo Blunch
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, March 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10663
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-120952 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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I examine teenage pregnancy in Ghana, focusing on the role and interplay of Ghanaian and English reading skills, formal educational attainment, and adult literacy program participation. Pursuing several alternative identification strategies three main results are established. First, I confirm the finding from previous studies that educational attainment is negatively related to teenage pregnancy. Second, however, once Ghanaian and English reading skills are introduced, the association between educational attainment and teenage pregnancy decreases or disappears altogether. Third, for the girls who have not completed primary school, adult literacy program participation is associated with a much lower probability of experiencing a teenage pregnancy.