The youth of today will make for more educated and healthy adults than older generations, a new study suggests.

For starters, members of Generation Z — those born from 1995 on — are less likely to drop out of high school than millennials, according to research conducted by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation. The rate of kids who didn't graduate from high school on time declined by 28 percent between 2008 and 2014, it found.

Another encouraging trend: Fewer teen births. In the seven years examined, the number of teens giving birth dropped a whopping 40 percent. Studies have shown both that teenagers are both waiting longer to have sex and are more likely to use protection if they are sexually active.

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