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Teenage Fatherhood and Delinquent Behavior
(NCJ 178899) January 2000
OJJDP Youth Development Series, Bulletin, 8 page(s)
Terence P. Thornberry, Evelyn H. Wei, Magda Stouthamer-Loeber, and Joyce Van Dyke
 
The Rochester Youth Development Study and the Pittsburgh Youth Study have tracked a sample of urban males through their teenage years and have provided data indicating that prior involvement in delinquent behavior increases the risk that a boy will become a teenage father and that becoming a teen father may lead to further delinquency.
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