Academic performance, educational aspiration and birth outcomes among adolescent mothers: a national longitudinal study

@inproceedings{Xie2014AcademicPE,
  title={Academic performance, educational aspiration and birth outcomes among adolescent mothers: a national longitudinal study},
  author={Yiqiong Xie and Emily W Harville and Aubrey Spriggs Madkour},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Maternal educational attainment has been associated with birth outcomes among adult mothers. However, limited research explores whether academic performance and educational aspiration influence birth outcomes among adolescent mothers. METHODS Data from Waves I and IV of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) were used. Adolescent girls whose first pregnancy occurred after Wave I, during their adolescence, and ended with a singleton live birth were… CONTINUE READING
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