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What ’ s the Problem ? Teenage Parents : A Critical Review

  title={What ’ s the Problem ? Teenage Parents : A Critical Review},
  author={Simon Duncan},


This chapter explores the changing governmental approach to the problem of teenage pregnancy in the UK. It argues that there has been a shift from moral traditionalism towards individualized

It's about family innit: Towards an understanding of the lives and experiences of teenage mothers and fathers as they make the transition to parenthood.

This research is a detailed study of the phenomenon of teenage parenthood at the beginning of the twenty first century. The study draws on a contextualised analysis of the lives and experiences of

‘Other Girls’: A Qualitative Exploration of Teenage Mothers’ Views on Teen Pregnancy in Contemporaries

Perspectives that consider teenage mothers as a ‘social problem’ are well described in the literature. However, the attitudes towards teenage mothers held by other teenage mothers are not well

Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Fertility: The Model of Dyadic Pathways

In this theoretical contribution, we propose a comprehensive and integrative heuristic model to explain fertility, the Model of Dyadic Pathways (MDP). We show how existing models such as the Theory

No Right Time: The Significance of Reproductive Timing for Younger and Older Mothers' Moralities

Drawing on a small qualitative study of younger and older mothers, this article argues that the timing of motherhood is significant for the construction of classed maternal moralities. It is based on

Educational experiences of pregnant and parenting adolescents in pregnant minor education program

Pregnant and parenting adolescents are In a unique situation of being pregnant or parenting and attending high school. They are expected by society to behave like adults and take up adult


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Living on the edge: sexual behaviour and young parenthood in rural and seaside areas

Teenage pregnancy and parenting are issues of concern particularly in areas characterised by deprivation and social exclusion. Amongst these are a number of seaside resorts, where rates of under-18

Scapegoating and moral panics: teenage pregnancy in Britain and the United States

Changes in the last 40 years of the twentieth century mean that patterns of family formation and dissolution are now very different from the mid-twentieth century: higher divorce rates; lower

Teenage childbearing and personal responsibility: an alternative view.

The introduction to this article which reexamines assumptions about the social costs of adolescent child-bearing in the US notes that proposals to create incentives and punishments to alter

Including Young Mothers: Limitations to New Labour’s Strategy for Supporting Teenage Parents

As part of its Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, New Labour has focused on ensuring more teenage mothers enter education, training or work, in order that they may avoid ‘long term social exclusion’. This

Low Expectations, Sexual Attitudes and Knowledge: Explaining Teenage Pregnancy and Fertility in English Communities. Insights from Qualitative Research

In the UK, youthful pregnancy and parenthood is considered an important social and health problem and is the focus of current government intervention. Contemporary policy approaches depict early

Teenage Motherhood in Europe A Multi-Country Analysis of Socioeconomic Outcomes

Research in many countries has confirmed that teenage mothers and their families are often at a disadvantage compared with those whose children are born in their 20s or 30s. There has, however, never

Does a 'teen-birth' have longer-term impacts on the mother? suggestive evidence from the British Household Panel Study

The paper studies associations between a woman's age at becoming a mother and subsequent 'outcomes', such as her living standard, when she is aged 30-51. The data come from the British Household

Consequences of adolescent pregnancy/parenting: a review of the literature.

The empirical literature on the consequences of adolescent parenting in the arenas of economic impact, health risks to mother and child, parenting practices, and cognitive and behavioral performance of children is reviewed.

The Vulnerabilities of Teenage Mothers: Challenging Prevailing Assumptions

The author challenges several assumptions about teenage mothers and offers an alternative to the modern view of the unencumbered self that drives current responses to teen childbearing that supports teens and affirms the authors' mutual interdependence.

Teenage mothers and the health of their children.

Trends in teenage conception rates, their outcomes and long term consequences are discussed, which suggest children born to teenage girls have lower birthweights, increased risk of infant mortality and an increasedrisk of some congenital anomalies.