Teenage births

Jonathan Bradshaw

This study examines the contribution that reducing teenage births might make to ending child poverty.

The paper summarises the rates of teenage birth between countries, and the regional differences in both childbirth and abortion within the UK. It reviews the impact of a teenage birth on the mother and the child, and explores the factors that increase the likelihood of a teenage birth. It also considers the long and short term benefits of reducing the levels of teenage births.

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