Facts About Teen Parents

Teen parents are:
  • Teen FamilyMore likely to be on public assistance - almost  70% of unmarried teen mothers receive public assistance within one year of the birth of their child.
  • Less likely to receive adequate prenatal care.
  • Less likely to obtain job skills and work experience.
  • Very likely to quit school!

If teen parents quit school, high school dropouts are: 

  • Likely to face a higher unemployment rate than high school graduates. 

  • Likely to earn less annually than high school graduates.

  • At increased risk of having less stable employment than their peers who stayed in school and/or secured jobs.

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