Published in 1997. Adolescent mothers are more likely to encounter a variety of economic and social ills than women who delay childbearing until they are adults. This work is a comprehensive examination of the extent to which these undesirable outcomes are attributable to teen pregnancy itself rather than to the wider environment in which most of the pregnancies and the subsequent child-rearing take place. It also examines the consequences of adolescent pregnancy for the fathers of children, and even more importantly, for the children themselves.
Table of Contents
1. The Study, the Context, and the Findings in Brief, Rebecca A. Maynard 2. Trends over Time in Teenage Pregnancy and Childbearing: The Critical Changes, Susan Williams McElroy and Kristen Anderson Moore 3. The Impacts of Teenage Childbearing on the Mothers and the Consequences of those Impacts for Government, V. Joseph Hotz, Susan Williams McElroy, and Seth G. Sanders 4. Costs and Consequences for the Fathers, Michael J. Brien and Robert J. Willis 5. Effects on the Children Born to Adolescent Mothers, Kristen Anderson Moore, Donna Ruane Morrison, and Angela Dungee Greene 6. Teen Children’s Health and Health Care Use, Barbara Wolfe and Maria Perozek 7. Abuse and Neglect of the Children, Robert M. George and Bong Joo Lee 8. Incarceration-Related Costs of Early Childbearing, Jeffrey Grogger 9. Children of Early Childbearers as Young Adults, Robert H. Haveman, Barbara Wolfe, and Elaine Peterson 10. The Costs of Adolescent Childbearing, Rebecca A. Maynard.