ERIC Number: ED178841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Investigating Adolescent Parenthood With the National Longitudinal Study of High School Seniors.
Haggstrom, Gus W.; Morrison, Peter A.
Adolescent parenthood was investigated based on a large panel study known as the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS) which has tracked over 22,000 adolescents who are now in their early 20's and have experienced many of the near-term consequences of early parenthood. Procedures for creating variables that mark entry into marriage and commencement of parenthood for the NLS respondents were conducted to rectify serious deficiencies in the NLS date base. A descriptive profile of four categories of respondents, i.e., late-adolescent parents, early-adult parents, adult parents, and nonparents, provides descriptive comparisons among parents and nonparents, as well as certain benchmark comparisons for validation purposes. Additionally, a statistical model for gauging the consequences of early parenthood addresses certain methodological issues in assessing consequences from data sets that contain data for both parents and nonparents. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972