Teen parents are:
Facts About Teen Parents
- More 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.