The Stats

- 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);