Desegregation, Teenage Fertility
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Economic Policy | Economics | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
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.
Bifulco, Robert; Lopoo, Leonard M.; and Oh, Sun Jung, "The Effects of School Desegregation on Teenage Fertility" (2013). Center for Policy Research. 386.
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