Teenage Fatherhood and Delinquent Behavior.

Year Published
Author (Individual)
Thornberry, Terence P.
Wei, Evelyn H.
Stouthamer-Loeber, Magda.
Van Dyke, Joyce.
Author (Organization)
United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Resource Type
Resource Format
The Rochester Youth Development Study and the Pittsburgh Youth Study examined risk factors for teenage paternity, specifically the role of delinquency in early fatherhood. Both studies concluded that early delinquency is a highly significant risk factor for becoming a teen father. In addition, the Rochester study reported that the possibility of teen paternity rises dramatically as risk factors accumulate, and the Pittsburgh study found that teen fatherhood may be followed by greater involvement in delinquency. (Author abstract, modified).

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