In Minnesota, the birth rate for girls age 15 through 19 is 20 births per 1,000; 75 percent of the U.S. birth rate for that age group. Minnesota’s rate is declining, and as recently as mid-2000s, was higher than the current national rate. Teen mothers are 40 percent less likely to obtain a high school diploma by age 22, and their children are more likely to experience poor academic and behavioral problems.
Minnesota Early Childhood Risk and Reach was developed by the University of Minnesota (Harris Training Programs in the Center for Early Education and Development) and Wilder Research in partnership with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services.
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