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Article: The well-being of children born to teen mothers

TitleThe well-being of children born to teen mothers
Authors
KeywordsLow-income families
Adolescent parents
School achievement
Adolescents
Child development
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
Issue Date2007
Citation
Journal of Marriage and Family, 2007, v. 69, n. 1, p. 105-122 How to Cite?
AbstractChildren born to early child bearers are more likely than other children to display problem behaviors or poor academic performance, but it is unclear whether early childbearing plays a causal role in these outcomes. Using multiple techniques to control for background factors, we analyze 2,908 young children and 1,736 adolescents and young adults in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79) and the NLSY79 Children and Young Adults (CNLSY79) data sets to examine whether early childbearing causes children's outcomes. We find evidence that teen childbearing plays no causal role in children's test scores and in some behavioral outcomes of adolescents. For other behavioral outcomes, we find that different methodologies produce differing results. We thus suggest caution in drawing conclusions about early parenthood's overarching effect. © National Council on Family Relations, 2007.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/244084
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.873
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.827

 

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dc.contributor.authorLevine, Judith A.-
dc.contributor.authorEmery, Clifton R.-
dc.contributor.authorPollack, Harold-
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-31T08:56:00Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-31T08:56:00Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Marriage and Family, 2007, v. 69, n. 1, p. 105-122-
dc.identifier.issn0022-2445-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/244084-
dc.description.abstractChildren born to early child bearers are more likely than other children to display problem behaviors or poor academic performance, but it is unclear whether early childbearing plays a causal role in these outcomes. Using multiple techniques to control for background factors, we analyze 2,908 young children and 1,736 adolescents and young adults in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79) and the NLSY79 Children and Young Adults (CNLSY79) data sets to examine whether early childbearing causes children's outcomes. We find evidence that teen childbearing plays no causal role in children's test scores and in some behavioral outcomes of adolescents. For other behavioral outcomes, we find that different methodologies produce differing results. We thus suggest caution in drawing conclusions about early parenthood's overarching effect. © National Council on Family Relations, 2007.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Marriage and Family-
dc.subjectLow-income families-
dc.subjectAdolescent parents-
dc.subjectSchool achievement-
dc.subjectAdolescents-
dc.subjectChild development-
dc.subjectNational Longitudinal Survey of Youth-
dc.titleThe well-being of children born to teen mothers-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.description.natureLink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1741-3737.2006.00348.x-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-33846455050-
dc.identifier.volume69-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage105-
dc.identifier.epage122-
dc.identifier.eissn1741-3737-

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