Secular change in psychosocial risks: the case of teenage motherhood.

  title={Secular change in psychosocial risks: the case of teenage motherhood.},
  author={Barbara Maughan and M Lindelow},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={27 5},
BACKGROUND Many social and demographic correlates of psychiatric disorder have shown marked secular changes in recent decades. This study was designed to explore some of the implications of these trends, focusing on the illustrative case of teenage motherhood. METHOD Prospective data from two British birth cohort studies (the 1946 and 1958 cohorts) were used to examine the social, educational and behavioural precursors of teenage versus older age at motherhood, and the implications of teenage… CONTINUE READING

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