Revista argentina de sociología
versión On-line ISSN 1669-3248
This article presents an analysis of recent adolescent fertility in Argentina, aiming at the individualization of those segments of the adolescent female population that have a larger probability of having children before age 20. For that purpose, the propensity to become a mother during adolescence is analyzed by place of residence, place of birth, educational level, age, and marital status. Special attention is given to repeated childbirth during adolescence and to mothers below age 15. The effect of adolescence childbirth on the health of the offspring is discussed. The data used are form the National Census of Population and Housing 2001, and from vital statistics close to that date.
Palabras clave : Fertility; Adolescence; Argentina.