The Impacts of Adolescent Parenthood on Latino Mother’s Educational Attainment


Social Work

Date of Paper/Work


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Type of Paper/Work

Clinical research paper


Catherine Marrs-Fuchsel


Adolescent parenthood is an important topic that has been researched for many years. It has an overall effect on social work practice, policy, and research. Although teen parenthood has declined in the United States, birth rates remain high compared to other countries. This study examines the impacts of adolescent parenthood on the lives of seven Latina mother’s educational attainment. There were many factors that influenced the women’s lives. Some of the factors included what their educational goals were prior to becoming pregnant, how their families reacted to their pregnancies, how the dynamics in their families changed, and how their education was directly impacted by their pregnancies. The mother’s shared their experiences candidly. The findings of the study represent a very small sample size of women from a specific well known highly populated Latino neighborhood in the Metro area. Implications for policy, practice and social work research are reviewed.


Latino adolescent, parenthood, educational attainment

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