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A League Table of Teenage Births in Rich Nations

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    The third Innocenti Report Card presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey so far of teenage birth rates in the industrialized world. And it attempts at least a partial analysis of why some countries have teenage birth rates that are ten or even fifteen times higher than others. Approximately 1.25 million teenagers become pregnant each year in the 28 OECD nations under review. Of those, approximately half a million will seek an abortion and approximately three quarters of a million will become teenage mothers. The five countries with the lowest teenage birth rates are Korea, Japan, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden - all with teen birth rates of fewer than 10 per 1,000. The United States teenage birth rate of 52.1 is the highest in the developed world – and more than twice the European average. The United Kingdom has the highest teenage birth rate in Europe.

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    Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Report Card with number inreca01/5.

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    Length: 32
    Date of creation: 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:ucf:inreca:inreca01/5

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    Keywords: adolescents; comparative analysis; industrialized countries; pregnancy; teenagers;

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    2. Marco Francesconi, 2008. "Adult Outcomes for Children of Teenage Mothers," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 110(1), pages 93-117, 03.

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