Document Type

Working Paper

Date

9-2013

Keywords

Desegregation, Teenage Fertility

Language

English

Series

Working Papers Series

Disciplines

Economic Policy | Economics | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Description/Abstract

The school desegregation efforts following the historic Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) represent one of the most important social policy initiatives of the 20th century. Despite a large research literature on desegregation and educational outcomes, its effects on the lives of individuals are still not fully understood. In this paper we examine the effects of desegregation on the fertility of teenagers. Our findings suggest that desegregation increased the fertility of African American teens and is unrelated to the fertility of white teens.

ISSN

1525-3066

Additional Information

Working paper no.157

Source

Local input

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
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