ITALY NEWS

Teen moms

(issue no. 143/2011 / May 19, 2011)

There are some 10,000 mothers aged 14 to 19 in Italy, according to a recent report by Save the Children. The majority of Italy's youngest mothers are 18 or 19 years, but approximately one-fourth are minors. The report also reveals that 82 percent are Italian-born and 18 percent are foreigners with residency in Italy. Over 70 percent of Italy's young mothers are from the south and the islands; 60 percent currently have a companion and 19 percent of these mothers have jobs.

 

 

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