Fact: Teenage mothers are more likely to drop out of school and only about one-half obtain a high school diploma.
Fact: Teenage births are associated with lower annual income for the mother because approximately 10% earn a two-year or four-year degree, which reduces the opportunity to earn more income over a lifetime.
1. Read the two facts above and choose one of them. Discuss the possible ramifications for the teen parent’s future and the future of the child. (5 sentence minimum) (10 points)
2. One of the big health risks of a baby born to a teen mother is low birth weight. What are two risks associated with babies who are born with low birth weight? (10 points/5 each)