Study: Mississippi spends $154 million per year on teen pregnancy
Published: September 11,2011
Mississippi’s teen pregnancies cost taxpayers more than $154 million annually, a new study says, the greatest losses occurring due to lost tax revenues, incarceration and foster care.
The state has the highest rate of teen pregnancies nationwide, and reducing that percentage is now the top priority of the Women’s Fund of Mississippi, the group that released the study conducted by the Mississippi Economic Policy Center.
In 2009, 7,078 babies were born to …
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