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Does Maternal Age Affect Children's Test Scores?

Leigh, Andrew; Gong, Xiaodong

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We estimate the relationship between maternal age and child outcomes, using indices aimed at measuring overall outcomes, learning outcomes and social outcomes. In all cases, we find evidence that children of older mothers have better outcomes. Not only do children born to mothers in their twenties do better than children born to teen mothers, but children born to mothers in their thirties do better than children born to mothers in their twenties. However, when we control for other socioeconomic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49660
Source: The Australian Economic Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8462.2009.00573.x

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