ERIC Number: ED423478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Teen Mothers: Selected Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Risk Factors. Report to the Honorable Charles B. Rangel, House of Representatives.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
This report provides social and demographic information about teen mothers. Specific information on trends in birth rates for teens, a statistical profile of teen mothers, and sociocultural factors related to these trends are reported. The findings are presented in graphs and figures related to the following issues: (1) teen birth rates, birth rates for all women, and the proportion of unmarried mothers; (2) birth rates by race and age groups and by geographic area, including 1995 rate by state; (3) a detailed profile of teen mothers that includes age and race distribution, likelihood of completing school or receiving welfare, number who are married or have previous children, the pattern of drug use, and likelihood of planned pregnancy; and (4) the influence of school involvement and family background on the likelihood of teenage motherhood. This report is based on national birth certificate data and current analyses of four nationally representative surveys: (1) National Longitudinal Survey of Youth; (2) National Education Longitudinal Study of 1998; (3) National Survey of Family Growth; and (4) National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. (EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Rate, Births to Single Women, Early Parenthood, Mothers, National Surveys, Population Trends, Pregnancy, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Socioeconomic Influences
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.