Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV's 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing (AER 2015)

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Article

Authors Title Journal Year Edition Pages JEL Codes Keywords
Melissa S. Kearney, Phillip B. Levine Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV's 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing AER 2015 12 3597-632 D12, J13, J16, L82, Z13 -

Article information

Program code Data Readme Method(s) & estimation Data type Data used Origin of data used Software used (Version)
1 - accessible on journal website 0 - not available online 1 - accessible on journal website Ordinary least squares (OLS), Instrumental variable (IV), Fixed effects (FE) - ratings data for MTV show "16 and Pregnant" USA Stata

Replication of this study

Authors Title Journal Year Edition Pages JEL Codes Keywords Replication type Replication result [refer to replication type 1 and 2] Raw data Call into question Authors statement
David A. Jaeger, Theodore J. Joyce, Robert Kaestner Does Reality TV Induce Real Effects? On the Questionable Association betweeen 16 and Pregnant and Teenage Childbearing WP 2016 - - J13, L82 - 3 - reproduction (new methods) 2 - different results - 1 - yes -

References

DOI: 10.1257/aer.20140012 IDEAS: a/aea/aecrev/v105y2015i12p3597-3632.html EconPapers: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:105:y:2015:i:12:p:3597-3632


A later version of the replication is forthcoming in the Journal of Business and Economics Statistics: A Cautionary Tale of Evaluating Identifying Assumptions: Did Reality TV Really Cause a Decline in Teenage Childbearing?, David A. Jaeger, Theodore J. Joyce & Robert Kaestner. DOI. 10.1080/07350015.2018.1497510 See also: Tweet Sixteen and Pregnant: Missing Links in the Causal Chain from Reality TV to Fertility. A replication study of Kearney & Levine (American Economic Review, 2015) (Int J Re-Views in Emp Econ 2019)

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