Scientists: adolescent motherhood affects many generations.
Researchers from Stanford University in the United States, with the assistance of specialists from the University of Manitoba, conducted an experiment that proved that adolescent motherhood is bad for many generations.
According to researchers, the grandchildren of teenage mothers have lower rates of preparedness for school and less high marks during their studies than children born to older mothers. This process is influenced by such factors as finances, level of education, place of work, upbringing, full family or not.
The study revealed that children are 39% more likely to lag behind teenage mothers in physical terms, in social competence, in language and cognitive development.
However, the most surprising thing is that these mechanisms, which underlie this effect, affect several generations.