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Kusunoki, Hall, and Barber find obese teen girls less likely to use birth control

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Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

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Young woman, South Africa

How does fertility affect women's economic activity and status in South Africa?

4/23/2013 feature story

David Lam links survey data from South Africa on women's age at first birth and the number, timing, and spacing of all children to data on women's earnings, household income, government transfers, and poverty status. This study also integrates information on access to family planning clinics.

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