ERIC Number: ED318887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-13
Reference Count: N/A
Teenage Parenthood, Poverty and Dependency: Do We Know How To Help? Background Briefing Report and Meeting Highlights.
Ooms, Theodora; Herendeen, Lisa
This document contains a summary of a policy seminar, "Family Centered Social Policy: The Emerging Agenda," a background briefing report on the seminar, and a 50-item reference list. The first section summarizes presentations by K. M. Harris on a Baltimore study of teen mothers' welfare experience; Robert Lerman on young fathers; and Janet Quint on developing, managing, and evaluating two research and demonstration programs, Project Redirection and New Chance. Topics covered in the briefing report include (1) scope of the problem of teenage parenthood, including teenage welfare dependency and poverty, public costs, and intergenerational consequences; (2) adolescent mothers in later life, including a summary of the Baltimore study; (3) the role of young fathers in the poverty of teen parenthood; (4) programs that help teenage mothers; (5) programs that help young fathers; and (6) implications for policy. (CML)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Employment Programs, Family Life Education, Family Programs, Family Relationship, Fathers, Marriage, Mothers, Policy Formation, Poverty, Welfare Recipients
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Research and Education Foundation, 1717 K Street, NW, Suite 407, Washington, DC 20006 ($6.25; 10 or more: 25% discount).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Coalition of Family Organizations.; American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Washington, DC. Research and Education Fund.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore)