ERIC Number: EJ504694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Adolescent Childbearing as Career "Choice": Perspective from an Ecological Context.
Merrick, Elizabeth N.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v73 n3 p288-95 Jan-Feb 1995
Childbearing among African American girls of lower socioeconomic status who are 16 to 21 years of age constitutes a "career choice" and an alternative, normative path within African American culture. The author addresses this choice from the perspective of vocational and developmental psychology. The views presented incorporate a reassessment of the negative consequences of adolescent childbearing. (JPS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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