Do You Know What You're Spending on Teen Pregnancy in Mississippi?

Sep 06, 2011
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The report describes the economic costs of teen births for every county in Mississippi. These taxpayer costs, which were calculated for the Women's Foundation of Mississippi by the Mississippi Economic Policy Center, can be attributed primarily to the lost tax revenue from lower wages among teen parents and their children, incarceration costs of sons of teen parents, and foster care costs.