Teenage Pregnancy Research Programme Research Briefing
March 1, 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.