ERIC Number: ED113270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Mothers Too Soon. Draper World Population Fund Report, No. 1, Autumn 1975.
Draper World Population Fund, Washington, DC.
Six articles provide an overview of the problems of early marriage and/or adolescent pregnancy in both developed and developing nations. The first article reveals that social factors outweigh the biological in the reproduction process and reports that each year over 15 million babies are born to girls under 20, who become mothers too soon to achieve their full potential as educated active citizens and too soon to provide optimal care and support for their babies. The second article examines early marriage and pregnancy in traditional Islamic society. An expert on Chinese population policies, in the third article highlights the priority which the Chinese have given to raising the marriage age to increase female participation in national development and to reduce population. Sex and reproduction, which are constantly rising, among American teenage women are examined in the fourth article. The fifth article presents the problems of teenage pregnancies as high risks for infants. Marriage law reform in Indonesia is examined in the sixth article with respect to the struggle for equal rights for women. The last article presents the biological aspects of teenage pregnancy. Also included in the report are memorial tributes to William Draper by leaders in the international population field. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Demography, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Family Planning, Foreign Countries, Islam, Marriage, Mothers, Parent Education, Population Education, Population Trends, Reproduction (Biology), Social Influences
Population Crisis Committee, 1835 K Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20006 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Draper World Population Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: China; Indonesia