Transition to Adulthood in Mexico - Life Course Analysis of the Determinants of Adolescent Pregnancy

Julie Baillet, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

This paper will focus on the link between risk factors of teenage pregnancy and others life transitions such as migration and education pathways, which occur during this key period. We will develop this study from a life course perspective by analyzing data from “The Demographic Retrospective Survey (EDER) 2011” (La Encuesta Demografia Retrospectiva 2011). The new life course survey is focused on three different cohorts: 1951-1953; 1966-1968; 1978-1980. The three different cohorts facilitate the life sequence comparison from half of the 20th century until today. Using life course analysis, we would like to emphasize in the relationship between migration and fertility at an early age. The first results of this survey will be presented through a non-parametric analysis of event history, using the Kaplan Meier approach. This study will lead us to test whether migration, depending of the type of migration, would increase early birth rate among adolescents.

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Presented in Poster Session 4