ERIC Number: ED427895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Postponing Second Teen Births in the 1990s: Longitudinal Analyses of National Data.
Manlove, Jennifer; Mariner, Carrie; Romano, Angela
A sample of high school-age mothers was followed from 1988 to 1994 in order to examine factors associated with having a second teen birth or closely spaced second teen birth. Factors associated with postponing a second teen birth included characteristics measured prior to the first birth, at the time of the first birth, and after the first birth. Analyses indicated the importance of engagement in postponing subsequent fertility. For example, teen mothers who were engaged in educational activities or (among older mothers) employment activities, even part-time, were more like to postpone a second teen birth. Additionally, teen mothers who completed their GED or received a high school diploma were more likely to postpone a second teen birth. Interestingly, among the full sample of teen mothers, younger teens were more likely to have a second birth at any point; however, among the sub-sample of young teen mothers, the younger mothers were less likely to have a closely spaced second teen birth. (Contains 25 references, 1 figure, 5 tables and 2 tabled appendices that contain definitions, range, and means of variables by sample year.) (Author)
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.