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cost of teen childbearing
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Research closely links teen parenthood to many negative consequences for mothers, fathers, children, and society. Counting It Up documents the public costs of teen childbearing at both the national and state level. Click here to learn more about this project.
Teen childbearing in the United States cost taxpayers (federal, state, and local) at least $10.9 billion in 2008, according to an updated analysis by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Most of the costs of teen childbearing are associated with negative consequences for the children of teen mothers, including increased costs for health care, foster care, incarceration, and lost tax revenue.
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Counting It Up Key Data (PDF)
Counting It Up National Press Release (PDF)
What Policymakers Can Do (PDF)
How to Use the Cost Data Within Your Community (PDF)
Counting It Up Webinar PowerPoint (PDF)
Counting It Up Webinar
Audio Recording (MP3)
National Teen Pregnancy and Birth Data
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