Research Report Age Differences Between Minors Who Give Birth and Their Adult Partners
Laura Duberstein Lindberg, Freya L. Sonenstein, Leighton Ku, Gladys Martinez
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The role of adult men in adolescent childbearing has received heightened attention in recent years, and new policy efforts have focused on statutory rape laws as a way to reduce adolescent childbearing. Analyses of the 1988 National Maternal and Infant Health Survey indicate, however, that these policies would not apply to most teenage births.
Research Areas Children and youth Families
Tags Child support Sexual attitudes and behavior Father involvement