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The distortionary effect of size and factor dependent policies: The role of factor substitutability in measuring the impact of a child-care subsidy policy in Chile
In an effort to increase female labor participation in Chile, firms with more than 19 women must pay for childcare for the children of their female employees. We evaluate the effects of such policy using a model that ...
Will you marry me, later? Age-of-marriage laws and child marriage in Mexico
We provide empirical evidence on the impact of raising the minimum age of marriage to 18 years old on child marriage, early motherhood, and school enrollment in Mexico. Using a difference-in-differences model that takes ...
Teen childbearing in Latin America: the mother-daughter link
Using DHS data for six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region, we estimate the relation between a mother’s teenage childbearing and that of her daughter’s. Our results show that restricting the estimating ...
Misallocated Talent: Teen Pregnancy, Education and Job Sorting in Colombia
Policy makers and international organizations often argue that teenage pregnancy affects girls’ life trajectories by, for example, limiting their employment opportunities. These concerns are amplified in regions with high ...