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Barbara L. Wolfe

Working paper

How developmental neuroscience can help address the problem of child poverty

Child poverty represents a worldwide humanitarian, public health, and pragmatic problem. Poverty affects the lives of millions of children and needs more progress and new ideas based upon a variety of scientific evidence.

Education and labor market consequences of teenage childbearing: evidence using the timing of pregnancy outcomes and community fixed effects

The question of whether giving birth as a teenager has negative economic consequences for the mother remains controversial despite substantial research. In this paper, the authors build upon existing literature, especially the literature that uses the experience of teenagers who had a miscarriage as the...