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Source: Social Policy Journal, The
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1. Escamilla, Sandra
Santhiveeran, Janaki
Power of Teen Motherhood in Predicting Later Educational Attainment
The Social Policy Journal 4,1 (2005): 65-79
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Haworth Press, Inc.
Keyword(s): Adolescent Fertility; Age at First Marriage; Educational Attainment; Motherhood; Mothers, Adolescent; Poverty; Teenagers; Welfare

This article investigates the power of teen motherhood in predicting later educational attainment. Data for mothers are extracted from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79). Findings show that teen motherhood is inversely related to later educational attainment. Poverty, welfare receipt and the number of children have a direct influence on later educational attainment. Employment, the age of the woman at the time of her first marriage, and being married currently, had a direct positive influence on educational attainment. The implications for social work practice are discussed
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Escamilla, Sandra and Janaki Santhiveeran. "Power of Teen Motherhood in Predicting Later Educational Attainment." The Social Policy Journal 4,1 (2005): 65-79.