By Frank F. Furstenberg Jr, J. Brooks-Gunn, S. Philip Morgan

ISBN-10: 0511752814

ISBN-13: 9780511752810

ISBN-10: 0521334179

ISBN-13: 9780521334174

ISBN-10: 0521379687

ISBN-13: 9780521379687

This landmark examine strains the lifestyles histories of roughly three hundred teenage moms and their childrens over a seventeen-year interval. From interview facts and case reviews, it offers a brilliant account of the influence of early childbearing on younger moms and their youngsters. a few awesome and awesome effects emerge from this precise examine of the long run version to early parenthood. It additionally deals new insights into the unexplored connections among moms' careers and the improvement in their young ones. Adolescent moms in Later lifestyles may be a useful source for all these attracted to teenage being pregnant.

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Although some inconsistencies inevitably occurred, no evidence of systematic bias occurred in the reports of early life events that suggested respondents were editing negative events from their lives or reconstructing them to appear more successful than they were in fact. ) The completed calendars provide a general overview of the life course of the Baltimore mothers over the entire span of the study. Even a cursory glance at the life histories revealed the diversity of the lives of the participants in our project.

2 shows, are significantly less likely to complete high school and, as we indicated earlier, much less likely to complete college than their counterparts who avoided early childbearing. Even if the size of the educational deficit is not as large as some have claimed, doubtless the Baltimore mothers, and women like them, would have attained more schooling had they postponed parenthood. Marital history In the late 1960s, when the Baltimore study was initiated, most women who became premaritally pregnant elected to marry before or soon after the child was born.

In 1984,Doris reported that she was sterilized. Since the date of the sterilization was not ascertained in the interview, we do not know how Experience in adulthood 39 long she waited after her third child was born to have the operation. It probably coincided with the delivery, however, even though Doris was only 23 at the time. One woman in Doris's situation described the lengths she went to obtain a sterilization in her early twenties. I used to take the pill . . " I had two kids. " So I went to another hospital.

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