Teenage Pregnancy Research Programme Briefing No 8 (published January 2007 by the Teenage Pregnancy

24 July 2007

Consequences of Teenage Parenthood: Pathways which minimise the long term negative impacts of teenage childbearing

What are the social, economic and health outcomes of young parenthood for mothers, fathers and their children? What are the mechanisms through which these consequences arise? Researchers from the University of Southampton addressed these questions using innovative statistical techniques to analyse data from two large-scale longitudinal surveys. Their analysis took account of the tendency for young parents to come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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