Economic Implications of Teenage Pregnancy

No. of pages: 18

Publication date: 5 December 2016

Author: Alejandro N. Herrin

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Summary of Results: education, wage rates and foregone earnings 

•Age-earnings (wage rate) profile is higher among those who completed high school compared to those who did not
•Early childbearing reduces age-earnings (wage rate) profile
•Discounted lifetime cash earnings foregone of cohort of teens age 18-19 resulting from early childbearing is P27 billion in 2012. This is equivalent to one percent of GDP in 2012
•This lifetime foregone earnings as a percent of GDP is comparable to US and China (UNFPA 2013; Chaabanand Cunningham 2011)