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Kids Having Kids : Economic Costs and Social Consequences

ISBN-10: 0877667454
ISBN-13: 9780877667452
Edition: 2nd (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 414
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Teen childbearing in the United States has been declining since 1991, yet we consistently have the highest teen birth rates in the industrialized world. In 1997, Kids Having Kids was the first comprehensive effort to identify the consequences of teen childbearing for the mothers, the fathers, the children, and our society. Rather than simply comparing teen mothers with their childless counterparts, the assembled researchers achieved a new methodological sophistication, seeking to isolate the birth itself from the mother s circumstances and thus discover its true costs. This updated second edition features a new chapter evaluating teen pregnancy interventions, along with revised and updated versions of most first edition chapters

The Study, the Context, and the Findings in Briefp. 1
Trends in Fertility and Sexual Activity among U.S. Teenagersp. 25
Consequences of Teen Childbearing for Mothersp. 51
Consequences of Teen Childbearing for Mothers through 1993p. 52
Updated Estimates of the Consequences of Teen Childbearing for Mothersp. 74
Costs and Consequences for the Fathersp. 119
Outcomes for Children of Teen Mothers from Kindergarten through Adolescencep. 161
Children's Health and Health Carep. 221
Consequences of Teen Childbearing for Child Abuse, Neglect, and Foster Care Placementp. 257
Consequences of Teen Childbearing for Incarceration among Adult Childrenp. 289
Approach and Estimates through 1991p. 290
Updated Estimates through 2002p. 311
Children of Teen Mothers as Young Adultsp. 323
Consequences of Teen Childbearing for the Life Chances of Children 1968-88p. 324
Consequences of Teen Childbearing for the Life Chances of Children 1979-2002p. 342
The Costs of Adolescent Childbearingp. 359
What Do We Know about the Effectiveness of Programs Aimed at Reducing Teen Sexual Risk-Taking?p. 403
Indexp. 441
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