Long Term Performance of Young Mothers and their Children in Denmark

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Long Term Performance of Young Mothers and their Children in Denmark

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dc.contributor.author Højbjerg Jacobsen, Rasmus
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-25
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-14T14:50:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-14T14:50:34Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8377
dc.description.abstract This paper uses a register dataset for the entire Danish population to examine the effect of early motherhood on labour market measures, health care measures and family measures for the mothers and their offspring. The dataset is divided into three groups according to the age of the woman at the time of her first child delivery. Using standard cross-sectional econometric techniques the results show that very young mothers (aged 16-21) have significantly lower employment rates, higher propensity to receive welfare benefits and a lower wage income. Children of very young mothers have a higher family replacement rate, more services received from General Practitioners and a higher propensity to receive ADHD-medications. The majority of the effects reported are also significantly greater for mothers who were aged 22-25 at the birth of their first child compared to older mothers. en_US
dc.format.extent 16 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.title Long Term Performance of Young Mothers and their Children in Denmark en_US
dc.type rp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt11dec14 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Centre for Economic and Business Research en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CEBR en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Centre for Economic and Business Research en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CEBR en_US
dc.idnumber x656316224 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2011 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Labour Market, Health Care and Prescription Drugs en_US


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