The Hardship In Love Although teenage pregnancy rate in USA have decreased recently, it remains a serious social issue with long-term effects. For example, a teenage mother could raise children alone and stay unmarried for decades, which is not suggested a complete and healthy family structure for child growing (Sedgh et al, 2015). Pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers are often have more problems in education and social relations than their peers, so that many of these schoolgirls have left schools and their friends. Teenage pregnancy also caused health problems to both mothers and babies, that have to be covered for much expense. Therefore, teenage pregnancy has effects in educational, economic, and medical aspects of the lives of teenage
This is a fact that I have personally seen a couple of times. The teenage mothers that I have seen this happen to them, two of them had different fathers for their children and one had the same father for her children. Most of the teenage girls that will have that second child will seem as happy as can be, however we are not inside their household so we cannot see what truly goes on. They are not capable of handling two children while they are still growing up. They feel though that they are ready for the responsibility, because how hard can it be going from one child under the age of two to two children under the age of two.
Sometimes teen moms decide to not go to college and focus more on the baby or their plans to get married. Teen pregnancy statistics state that only one third of teen moms can even acquire the high school diploma and only a few get a college degree. The government plan welfare schemes to take care of teen mothers and their children. The low-qualified mother cannot get a good job and she completely depends on the state to overcome the financial distress. The annual expenses to fund the teen pregnancies cost around seven billion dollars.
Females who grow up without fathers in th... ... middle of paper ... ...n there are only the options of dead-end jobs, jail, or early death. Most children who are born in to this world by a young teenage mother often have their own children at a young age too. The reality of single mothers in America in 2005 allows for assistance from the government but does not change the statistical reality of the outcome for the children without the fathers influence. So in conclusion, fathers need to be an apparent influence in order for children to have more security about themselves. Bibiography 1.
According to Teen pregnancy statistics,” Parenthood is the leading cause of school dropout among teen girls. One in three teen mothers earned neither a diploma or a GED compared to the six percent of young women who had not had a teen birth.”( Teen Pregnancy statistics) What this article is saying is that in order to assure that the babies born to these teen moms are taken good care of us need to encourage teen mothers to finish school. With this many young women with children do not have either a GED or high school diploma this cost the states on average $260,000 in lost earnings, taxes and productivity. (Teen Statistics) On average a college graduate will earn on average one million dollars more than a high school dropout. Not only is this costing U.S. taxpayers more money, but your child is looking up to you because you are their role model and they are more likely to end up just like their mom and or dad.
Being pregnant at this point in their life creates lack of motivation among themselves to learn which leads them to get frustrated and eventually give up. Resulting in them dropping out of school. “ Unplanned pregnancy and childbearing are also implicated in the failure of many young women to finish their college education. Research shows that 61 percent of women who have children in community college don’t finish their degree, and less than two percent of teen mothers who have a baby before age 18 get a college degree by age 30.” (Olivia Marshall). This is a very common thing that occurs all over the world.
This means that the pregnancy was not planned, and was most likely trying to be prevented. Another shocking statistic is that 34 percent of all teenage girls have at least one pregnancy before they turn 20 (Teen Help np). Although the teen pregnancy rate has been slowly decreasing throughout recent years, 820,000 teen pregnancies are still far too many. In this day and age, most people aren’t getting married until they are in their mid to upper 20’s because this is when they feel like they are finally secure in their careers and have more financial stability. In the past though, it was usual for people to get married at the age of 20 or even younger.
The average cost of caring for a child in its first year of life is $10,158 (Rivera). When taking care of a baby you have to deal with the cost of formula, baby wipes, diapers, clothing and housing plus the things you need to take care of yourself comfortably adds up, which pregnant teens than rely on their parents for their assistance to take care of the baby. Than the parents who can’t afford another responsibility began to stress witch than stresses out the teens. Two out of three teen mothers never graduate from high school. Education is extremely important and without one, many teens will not get far.
The adults we see now that are happy and succeeding in life may have not always been happy growing up, some go through some pretty traumatic events at a young age with either seeing someone they knew be abused or die. Not only that but some grow up with rough parents that were not supportive and were often neglected by the parents. In the book God Help the Child by Toni Morrison, the main character Bride grew up with a tough mother, sweetness. Sweetness gave her a hard time from the day she was born about the way she looked, her skin color, and always questioned her appearance on why she was so different. As well as her husband, Booker who went through a lot of trauma as a child, teen, and even an adult.
“In the United States today, more than half of mothers with young children work, compared to 30 percent in the 1970’s” (American Academy of Pediatrics, 1999). This was research done in 1999 and in 2007 “Seventy-one percent of American mothers with children under the age of eighteen are in the labor force, meaning that they are either employed or are seeking employment (Health Researches and Services Administration, 2007). There are many reasons that women stay at work once their children are at... ... middle of paper ... ... personnel are able to stimulate a child with education tools such as toys and games, most parents have less experience with these types of tools and therefore the child will not benefit from the stay at home mother. Many studies have found that children of working mothers tend not to suffer any differently from antisocial behavior or stress-related problems than those of nonworking mothers. However they did find that children of working mothers held fewer stereotyped gender-role attitudes and felt their mothers were more competent.