Maternal age and educational and psychosocial outcomes in early adulthood.

@article{Fergusson1999MaternalAA,
  title={Maternal age and educational and psychosocial outcomes in early adulthood.},
  author={David Fergusson and Lianne J. Woodward},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1999},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={479-89}
}
The relationships between maternal age (at birth) and educational and psychosocial outcomes at age 18 were examined in a birth cohort of 1025 New Zealand children. This analysis indicated the presence of consistent tendencies for increasing maternal age to be associated with declining risks of educational underachievement, juvenile crime, substance misuse, and mental health problems. Children with teenage mothers had risks of later adverse outcomes that were 1.5 to 8.9 times higher than the… CONTINUE READING

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