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ERIC Number: ED510645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
Trends in Hispanic Teen Births: Differences across States. Research Brief. Publication #2007-22
Franzetta, Kerry; Schelar, Erin; Manlove, Jennifer
Child Trends
Hispanics represent one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population, and this rapid growth is projected to be even more dramatic for Hispanic teens. The number of Hispanic teens is projected to increase by 50 percent by 2025, even though the total teen population is expected to increase by only 6 percent in the same time period. Although the teen birth rate is declining for all groups, Hispanic teens have higher birth rates and a slower pace of decline than non-Hispanic black or non-Hispanic white teens. Thus, Hispanic teens are an important target group for pregnancy prevention programs. The proportion of the teen population that is Hispanic and the proportion of teen births that occur to Hispanics vary greatly by state. This "Research Brief" provides state-level information on both trends in the growth of the Hispanic teen population and in the proportion of teen births that occur to Hispanic mothers. This information can help state-level agencies and local program providers address the unique needs of their changing communities. The authors identify two distinct groups of states: one with an especially high proportion of teen births to Hispanics, and another with a relatively low proportion of teen births to Hispanics but with an especially high rate of growth in Hispanic teen births. These two groups of states face different challenges in their efforts to prevent teen pregnancies in Hispanic communities. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Authoring Institution: Child Trends
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; New Mexico; Texas; United States