Counting It Up: The Public Costs of Teen Childbearing
The cost of teen childbearing to taxpayers for federal, state, and local taxes in the United States in 2008 alone was $10.9 billion. Research closely links teen parenthood to many negative consequences for mothers, fathers, children, and society. Counting It Up documents the public costs of teen childbearing at both the national and state level.
The 5 Promises
The 5 Promises represent conditions children need to achieve adult success. The collective work of the Alliance involves keeping these promises to America’s youth. This article relates to the promises highlighted below: