Teen births in Puerto Rico
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Definitions: Births in teenagers between 15 and 17 years old per 1,000 females in this age group. Data reflect the mother's place of residence, rather than place of birth. This measure of teenage childbearing focuses on the fertility of all females ages 15 to 17, regardless of marital status.
Data Source: As a result of a data petition to the Puerto Rico Department of Health, Auxiliary Secretariat for Planning and Development, Division of Statistical Analysis.
Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud (Youth Development Institute)
The Youth Development Institute (IDJ, for its acronym in Spanish) promotes research and public policies to strengthen the economic security of families with children and youth with the objective of substantially reducing child poverty in Puerto Rico. IDJ boost change by developing evidence based public policy recommendations, empowering those affected to participate in the decision-making process, and fostering alliances. Also, by conducting research that deepens understanding of the problem to forge possible solutions and disseminating data to increase general knowledge about the challenges children and youth in poverty face in Puerto Rico.Learn More