Teen mothers: Marriage, cohabitation, and educational achievement
Arital status, Low-income, Teen mothers
Journal of Family Social Work
This study examines the proportions of ethnically diverse low-income teen mothers who are cohabitating and/or married to the father of their child(ren) at approximately 14, 24, and 36 months after birth of their child. In addition, the relationship between marital status and education among teen mothers is explored. At 36 months after giving birth, 60% of mothers were not living with or married to the fathers of their children. Hispanic mothers were the most likely, and African-American mothers the least likely, to be married to the father at each of the three time points. For Hispanic teen mothers, being married at 14 months was related to lower educational achievement. © 2008 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Eshbaugh, Elaine M., "Teen mothers: Marriage, cohabitation, and educational achievement" (2008). Faculty Publications. 2349.