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One Out of Every Five: Teen Mothers and Subsequent Childbearing

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Abstract:

This paper examines the phenomenon of second and higher-order births to teenaged mothers. While the trends are improving, these subsequent births account for one out of five teen births. One Out of Every Five describes successful programs around the country that address subsequent births within the teen population; reviews research on the characteristics of - and consequences for - teens who give birth more than once; and consolidates information on related state and local policies.

A brief titled More Than One: Teen Mothers and Subsequent Childbearing summarizes the policy, research and program information described more fully in One Out of Every Five.