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Consequences of Teenage childbearing in Peru: is the extended-school-hour-program an effective policy instrument to prevent teenage pregnancy?

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In Peru, approximately 14 out of 100 female adolescents are mothers. Teenage childbearing is a major policy concern, as most studies point to a negative impact of early fertility on maternal outcomes and on the birth and future of the children. This paper investigates the role of extended school-day programmes, primarily seen as a means of improving academic achievement, for teenage pregnancy prevention. It first reviews the literature on policy alternatives to reduce teenage pregnancy that h...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Young Lives Publisher's website
Volume:
185
Issue:
May 2019
Pages:
1-32
Series:
Young Lives
Host title:
Young Lives
Publication date:
2019-05-22
Source identifiers:
1003012
Paper number:
185
ISBN:
9781912485222
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pubs:1003012
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uuid:d0ebeca7-27fd-49f9-822e-7617a73e5716
Local pid:
pubs:1003012
Deposit date:
2019-05-24

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