Fact Sheet: Economic Impact of Teen Births in Mississippi

September 10th, 2011

In 2009, a total of 7,078 infants were born to women under the age of 20. Approximately 1/3 of those births were to women 17 years of age or younger.  In an effort to measure the broader economic impact of teen births in Mississippi, this piece provides background and analysis of the tax payer costs resulting from teen births. Fact Sheet