ERIC Number: EJ610367
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Deciphering Community and Race Effects on Adolescent Premarital Childbearing.
South, Scott J.; Baumer, Eric P.
Social Forces, v78 n4 p1379-1407 Jun 2000
Racial differences in adolescent premarital childbearing were largely explained by racial differences in neighborhood quality. These neighborhood effects were attributed to peer attitudes and behaviors, adolescents' more tolerant attitudes toward unmarried parenthood, and greater residential mobility in distressed communities. Neighborhood effects were not mediated by adolescents' educational aspirations, school attachment, or parental supervision. (Contains 78 references.) (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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