Causes and Consequences of Teen Childbearing: Evidence from a Reproductive Health Intervention in South Africa

 

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dc.creator Branson, Nicola
dc.creator Byker, Tanya
dc.date 2016-06-30T12:33:13Z
dc.date 2016-06-30T12:33:13Z
dc.date 2016-06
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-06T10:56:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-06T10:56:20Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-06
dc.identifier Branson, N., Byker, T. (2016). Causes and Consequences of Teen Childbearing: Evidence from a Reproductive Health Intervention in South Africa. A Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit Working Paper Number 166. Cape Town: SALDRU, University of Cape Town
dc.identifier 978-1-928281-27-6
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/11090/815
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/815
dc.description The rollout of the National Adolescent Friendly Clinic Initiative (NAFCI) serves as a natural experiment to study the causes and consequences of early teen child bearing. Geolinking residence histories to the rollout, we estimate that living near a NAFCI clinic during adolescence delayed early childbearing by 1.2 years on average. Adolescents who had access to NAFCI completed more years of schooling and, consistent with increased human capital investments, earn substantially higher wages as young adults. Children born to women who had access to youth-friendly services as teens show substantial health advantages, indicating a strong intergenerational benefit of delayed childbearing.
dc.description We are grateful to Cally Ardington, Martha Bailey, Diane Cooper, Robert Garlick, David Lam, Murray Leibbrandt, and Jeff Smith for helpful comments and guidance.
dc.description This project was generously supported by a William and Flora Hewlett Foundation/Institute of International Education Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development and the Hewlett/PRB Global Teams of Research Excellence in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development. Tanya Byker also received support from an NICHD training grant to the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan (T32 HD007339).
dc.language en
dc.relation Saldru Working Paper;166
dc.subject Teenage childbearing
dc.subject Maternal and child outcomes
dc.subject Youth friendly reproductive health services
dc.title Causes and Consequences of Teen Childbearing: Evidence from a Reproductive Health Intervention in South Africa
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Working Paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department SALDRU en_ZA


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