Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle
The Hechinger Report
JANUARY 22, 2018
Only 53 percent of women in their twenties who first became mothers when they were teenagers completed a traditional high school degree, according to a January 2018 report released by the nonprofit research organization Child Trends. “We should maintain a focus on preventing teen births, but we also need to help improve the educational attainment of women once they become teen parents,” said Jennifer Manlove, a sociologist at Child Trends who co-authored the report.