Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Statistics on Teen Parents

Contrary to popular belief,

A new look at the characteristics of teen parents finds that most aren't from single-parent households nor are they from households in poverty, according to a data analysis released Tuesday.

The study by the nonprofit Child Trends for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, shows that of teens who report having a baby or fathering a child:

•39% lived with both biological parents; 19% reported living with one biological and one step-parent.

•28% lived in families with incomes below the federal poverty line.

Those who have had a teen birth are disproportionately more likely to be from single-parent families compared to teens overall, but the study finds more than half of teen parents were themselves from two-parent families.

Read the news story here and the study here.

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The feminist lawyer destroyed the black family after nothing else could. Now, it is after the white family. This proves, the feminist is succeeding.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Nov 6, 2009 4:07:14 AM

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