The Public Costs of Teen Childbearing in South Dakota in 2010
Research closely links teen parenthood to many negative consequences for mothers, fathers, children, and society. Counting It Up documents the public costs of teen childbearing at both the national and state level. Teen childbearing in the United States cost taxpayers (federal, state, and local) at least $9.4 billion in 2010, according to an updated analysis by The National Campaign. These fact sheets provide key data from the Counting It Up project for each state.
Publication date: April 2014