ERIC Number: EJ624391
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Adolescent Childbearing, Poverty, and Siblings: Taking New Direction from the New Literature.
East, Patricia L.; Jacobson, Leanne J.
Family Relations, v49 n3 p287-92 Jul 2000
Article critically appraises the sibling-comparison method by discussing its limitations: it assumes within-family homogeneity; it neglects naturally occurring heterogeneity across siblings; it overlooks unique effects of a teen's childbearing for her family and siblings; it underappreciates the selectivity of sisters of teenage mothers who delay childbearing; and it ignores differences in outcomes by sisters' birth order and age spacing. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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