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Source: Bureau of Child Research
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1. Eshbaugh, Elaine M.
Sexuality-Related Outcomes of Adolescent Children of Teen Mothers
Working Paper, Bureau of Child Research, University of Kansas, 2006
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Life Span Institute, University of Kansas
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Contraception; Family Background and Culture; Gender Differences; Mothers, Adolescent; Mothers, Education; Parent-Child Relationship/Closeness; Poverty

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While controlling for family background factors, the relationship between being an adolescent child of a teen mother and sexuality-related outcomes were investigated using data from the most recent (1997-2003) National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Adolescents whose mothers were teenagers at first birth were more likely to have had sex by age 16 than adolescents whose mothers were older. Further examination revealed that gender moderated this effect, as this relationship was stronger for sons than for daughters. In addition, adolescent children of mothers with a lower level of education, adolescents who lived in poverty, and adolescents who resided with less than two biological parents at the start of the study were more likely than other adolescents to have had sex. Adolescent children of teen mothers were not less likely to have used birth control at first intercourse than adolescent children of older mothers, but they did predict their chances of pregnancy in the next year to be higher. Ideas for further research are discussed.
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Eshbaugh, Elaine M. "Sexuality-Related Outcomes of Adolescent Children of Teen Mothers." Working Paper, Bureau of Child Research, University of Kansas, 2006.