Preventable complications were common among women, especially those of indigenous descent, largely as a result of infrastructural and social challenges. Since then, substantial effort has been put into solving this problem, especially in anticipation of the Millennial Development Goals. Globally, maternal mortality is often the result of wider social problems related to extreme poverty. It especially affects poor rural women who lack access to modern medical facilities. Solving maternal mortality in Mexico requires implementing a wider health infrastructure that serves these disenfranchised groups. In Mexico, one of the groups most vulnerable to labor complications is girls under fifteen years old.
Trends in Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing
The effect of violent crime on teenage pregnancy in Mexico | SpringerLink
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Adolescent Pregnancy in Mexico
Other versions of this item: Eva O. Eva O. Sanders,
Review of Economics of the Household. This paper explores the effect of violent crime on teenage pregnancy in Mexico using data from a nationally representative longitudinal survey conducted before and after an unexpected surge in violence. In order to identify the effects, we use a triple difference-in-differences strategy exploiting variation in i exposure to the surge in violence between sample periods, ii the intensity of violence as measured by municipal homicide rates, and iii age of different cohorts. We find that the average increase in homicide rates over the study period reduced the probability of teenage pregnancy by approximately 1. We also demonstrate that the effect is more acute among women with worse economic conditions prior to the surge in violence.