Skip to content

Research Paper Teenage Pregnancy Research Programme Research Briefing 1

Long-term consequences of teenage births for parents and their children

Publication date

01 Mar 2004


What are the longer term effects of having a child as a teenager? New research from the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex has used recent birth cohort and household panel datasets to explore the ‘causal effects’ of teenage motherhood, looking at a wide range of possible consequences for both mother and child. Their findings take account of associations arising partly from the fact that already-disadvantaged teenagers have a higher risk of having a baby.


Demography and Childbearing: Fertility



Research home

Research home


Latest findings, new research

Publications search

Search all research by subject and author


Researchers discuss their findings and what they mean for society


Background and context, methods and data, aims and outputs


Conferences, seminars and workshops

Survey methodology

Specialist research, practice and study

Taking the long view

ISER's annual report


Key research themes and areas of interest