Birth of a problem

28th July 1995 at 01:00
Teenage parents are more likely to have been poor performers at school, to have suffered financial hardship and had young mothers themselves, according to research published this week by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The study of 17,000 children born in one week in 1958 shows that children whose educational performance was poor at seven, but improved by 16, were less likely to become parents early.

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