Melissa S. Kearney's (ECON) Research Featured in Major Publications: Income Inequality and Teenage Pregnancy
9 April, 2012
A new study
released by Melissa S. Kearney
(Department of Economics) and Phillip B. Levine, an economist at Wellesley College, builds on their previous research looking at the link between income inequality and rates of teenage childbirth. The new paper finds that poor girls are more likely to give birth when young and unmarried if they live in places with greater levels of income inequality, as compared to their counterparts in places with less inequality.
The research has been featured in the New York Times' 'Economix' blog. To read the full article, click HERE.
The Huffington Post has also published a story on Melissa's research, which can be read HERE.