ERIC Number: EJ475252
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Adolescent Mothers Drop Out.
Anderson, Douglas K.
American Sociological Review, v58 n5 p735-38 Oct 1993
Comments on "The Timing of a First Birth and High School Completion" (Dawn M. Upchurch and James McCarthy) (1990). In considering relationships between adolescent childbearing and completion of high school, Upchurch and McCarthy misinterpret socioeconomic data. Their conclusion that young mothers are no less likely to graduate from high school is not supported by their analysis. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, High School Graduates, Minority Groups, Mothers, Potential Dropouts, Poverty, Probability, Research Problems, Social Class, Socioeconomic Status, Unwed Mothers, Urban Problems
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related document, see UD 517 647.