Young Parents Making Their Way: Combining Education and Work while Parenting
Link to resource at the Urban Institute: https://www.urban.org/research/publication/young-parents-making-their-way-combining-education-and-work-while-parenting
More than 40 percent of children in the United States are born to parents who had their first child when they were young (under age 25). Many of these young parents work and participate in education to advance their career prospects and improve their families’ economic security. Managing those responsibilities is challenging, and parents may need support to succeed. This report by Urban Institute analyzes data on young parents (people who had their first child between the ages 16 to 24) from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 and investigates the patterns of work and education young parents engage in from the birth of their first child until they are 30 years old.