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ERIC Number: EJ668457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Teenage Childbearing, Marital Status, and Depressive Symptoms in Later Life.
Kalil, Ariel; Kunz, James
Child Development, v73 n6 p1748-60 Nov-Dec 2002
This longitudinal study tested the contribution of age and marital status at first birth to depressive symptomatology in early adulthood. Findings indicated that unmarried teenage childbearers displayed higher levels of depressive symptoms than women who first gave birth as married adults. The psychological health of married teenage mothers in young adulthood and married adult mothers were similar. Unmarried adult mothers and unmarried teenage mothers had similarly poor outcomes. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth