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ERIC Number: EJ853040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
Understanding Teenage Mothering: Conventional and Unconventional Wisdom
SmithBattle, Lee
Prevention Researcher, v10 n3 p1, 3-4 2003
Teenage mothers are acutely aware of the conventional wisdom on early childbearing: namely, that teen mothers' futures are bleak and that their children's development is compromised. This view, while supported by early research, has been tempered by more recent studies. After briefly reviewing trends in teen birthrates, this article highlights the shifting and often contradictory assumptions that have shaped popular and professional views on teen mothering. This article takes a special look at some of the myths surrounding Teenage Mothering.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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