- Teen mothers are less likely to complete high school and/or college.
- Only 40 percent of teen mothers finish high school.
- Young women who give birth while attending a community college are 65 percent less likely to complete their degree than women who do not have children during that time.
- Fewer than 2 percent of teen mothers finish college by age 30.
- Educational achievement affects the lifetime income of teen mothers.
- Two-thirds of families started by teens are poor, and one in four will depend on welfare within three years of a child's birth.
Sources: National Center for Health Statistics - Natality Files (2010-2016); http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/teen-pregnancy-affects-graduation-rates-postcard.aspx