ERIC Number: ED155554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Antecedents and Consequences of Adolescent Parenting.
Antecedents and consequences of adolescent parenting were examined using a representative national sample of 1,000 adults, selected from the 1960 Project TALENT participants. Three- to four-hour interviews were conducted with these adults. Out of the total group, 10% of the men and 31% of the women had had a child during adolescence. Higher incidence of adolescent parenting occurred among blacks, low socioeconomic status, and low ability groups. Consequences were observed in terms of various life circumstances and each individual's status on an empirically-derived set of 15 factors defining quality of life. The many negative consequences resulting from young parenthood made it clear that programs to assist young parents must be initiated and maintained. Specific recommendations include, first, offering counseling or courses in sex education and family living; and second, developing programs to allow and encourage young parents to continue their education. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, March, 1978)