Consequences of Teen-Age Parenting

J Sch Health. 1992 Sep;62(7):310-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.1992.tb01249.x.


The changing context of teen-age childbearing and current related controversies are reviewed. Recent research about the consequences of teen-age childbearing for the teen-age mother, the father, and for the children born is examined. The article also summarizes current knowledge about the consequences of teen-age childbearing with regard to the mother's educational attainment, marital experience, subsequent fertility behavior, labor force experience and occupational attainment, and experience with poverty and welfare.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child Welfare
  • Educational Status
  • Employment
  • Fathers / psychology
  • Female
  • Fertility
  • Humans
  • Income
  • Male
  • Parenting*
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Poverty
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence*
  • Single Person / psychology