Teen fatherhood appears to be associated with negative consequences, both for the father and child, that are similar to those observed among teen mothers. 10 despite the stereotypes, there is increasing evidence that teen fathers want to be (and are) involved with their children, though this involvement may not always include financial support. Teenage birth rate (hamilton, martin, & ventura, 2009) have refocused public attention on the consequences of adolescent childbearing, but teenage fathers are often overlooked. One key reason for this omission is a dearth of nationally representative quantitative data. There is a need for research that uses recent national survey data to draw conclusions that apply. In 2014, there were 249,078 babies born to women between the ages of 15 and 19. Although teen births are on the decline in the united states, the rate is still higher than in other western industrialized nations. with nearly 42 births per 1,000 teens in 2006, according to the 2006 demographics yearbook released by the united nations statistics division, the united states has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates among developed nations 1 3. These statistics give an overview of some of the statistics about fathers and father involvement that is available. Of all the teen pregnancies, only 57 out of 100 have successful birth and delivery whereas 14 out of 100 experience miscarriage. The total share of teen mothers in total births in the whole usa is 11. The approximate percentage of unplanned teen pregnancies is 85. the typical boy who becomes a teen father is very lucky to find permanent, full-time employment. Child was born in 2009, using birth data from the national center for health statistics to understand how the characteristics of teen fathers compare to those of teen mothers. Most teen fathers are not living with a partner at the time their first child is born. Father factor in drug and alcohol abuse researchers at columbia university found that children living in two-parent household with a poor relationship with their father are 68 more likely to smoke, drink, or use drugs compared to all teens in two-parent households. Teens in single mother households are at a 30 higher risk than those in.