While issues of causality have received little attention in the context of teenage marriage, a related line of research has attempted to disentangle the effects of teenage child-bearing on education and wages from preexisting differences between those who parent early and those who delay childbearing. The second reason for why the estimated effect of early teen marriage is so large compared with the estimates for teen childbearing is that this article looks at a sample of particularly young teenagers—those marrying at or before age 15—while the teen child-bearing literature typically examines the effect of births to teenagers less than or equal to age With just a small amount of measurement error, the incorrectly classified teen brides can outnumber the true teen brides, resulting in substantial attenuation bias. Since the s, the median age has risen dramatically, so that by the end of the s, the median age was Lice eggs hatch within 1 to 2 weeks after they're laid. Lice can be hard to get rid of.
Similarly, a woman who drops out of school is 11 percentage points more likely to be living in a family whose income is below the poverty line.
Early Teen Marriage and Future Poverty
State of birth and birth cohort dummy variables. Data are also restricted to the 41 states with available data on marriage laws, compulsory schooling laws, and child labor laws. In contrast, I focus here on women who were 15 years old between and An Analysis From to The similarity of the coefficient estimates is not surprising since the instruments are constant for all individuals in a state-cohort group, effectively aggregating both the individual-level and group-level estimates.