Kirdar, Murat and Dayioglu, Meltem and Koc, Ismet (2012): The Effect of Compulsory Schooling Laws on Teenage Marriage and Births in Turkey.
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This paper estimates the impact of the extension of compulsory schooling in Turkey from 5 to 8 years—which increased the 8th grade completion rate for women by 30 percentage points—on marriage and birth outcomes of teenage women in Turkey. We find that increased compulsory schooling years reduce the probability of teenage marriage and births for women substantially, and these effects persist well beyond the new compulsory schooling years: the probability of marriage by age 18 falls by more than 4 percentage points and the probability of giving birth by age 19 falls by more than 4.5 percentage points for the earliest cohorts affected by the policy. In addition, the new policy increases the time to first-birth after marriage. We find conclusive evidence that longer compulsory schooling years have human capital effects on the time to first-birth, as well as incarcertation effects on teenage marriage; there is also suggestive evidence for human capital effects on teenage marriage.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Effect of Compulsory Schooling Laws on Teenage Marriage and Births in Turkey|
|Keywords:||Teenage marriage, Teenage births, Education, Compulsory Schooling Policy, Regression-Discontunity|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J13 - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I21 - Analysis of Education
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I28 - Government Policy
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J12 - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure; Domestic Abuse
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D10 - General
|Depositing User:||Murat Kirdar|
|Date Deposited:||11. May 2012 04:58|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 16:10|
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