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dc.contributor.advisorPotter, Joseph E.en
dc.creatorStevenson, Amanda Jeanen
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-02T21:14:49Zen
dc.date.available2012-08-02T21:14:49Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5230en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding the relationship between childbearing and socioeconomic status could help explain one mechanism by which the United States’ gender disparity in poverty comes to exist. However, measuring the relationship between childbearing and socioeconomic status is complicated by the very high prevalence of childbearing among women and multiple sources of endogeneity in the characteristics of childbearing that do vary. Focusing on the timing of childbearing, I use miscarriage to construct an instrument for delivery and build a counterfactual condition for having a short temporal space between births. Using this approach with data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, I estimate the effect on midlife poverty of having first and second births within 24 months of each other. My results indicate that these short interbirth intervals are causally related to increased midlife poverty. The results are robust to a variety of alternate specifications of counterfactual conditions and estimation methods.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectInterbirth intervalen
dc.subjectPovertyen
dc.titleThe effect of first interbirth interval on women's poverty at midlifeen
dc.date.updated2012-08-02T21:14:54Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5230en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPowers, Daniel A.en
dc.description.departmentSociologyen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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