NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Why is the Teen Birth Rate in the United States so High and Why Does it Matter?

Melissa Schettini Kearney, Phillip B. Levine

NBER Working Paper No. 17965
Issued in March 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors thank the editors of the Journal of Economic Perspectives (David Autor, Charles Jones, John List, Ann Norman, and Timothy Taylor) for helping to shape this article. Any views expressed are those of the authors alone. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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