There are young people out there who can and will shoulder responsibility because they have the maturity to do so.
About 50% of the women who are pregnant in their teens only complete their high school education in the USA whereas 90% of women complete it who never got pregnant in their teens. Since their education levels are low, they cannot get highly paid jobs.
Also, since most are not able to complete even their high school education, they have to settle with menial jobs which are often not well paid. Their knowledge of child care may be limited, and parental guidance is also not there.
They may not be able to provide the appropriate care for their child.
According to CDC, children born out of teenage mothers tend to drop out of high school, get lower scores at school, suffer from health issues, unemployment and they are prone to be married early.
However, if I end up in a relationship during the time I am doing my second degree, I would happily hold off marriage (if that’s even on the cards at all!
) until we both have finished our higher education and have a steady career.
Couples need to get to know each other better, and this takes time.
Rushing into a marriage, which may not last long does not appear the right thing to do.
One has to take on household responsibilities, child rearing responsibility, etc.
There is no adult to guide or help out in case the couple is living alone.