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Chase, Elizabeth – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This article examines the literature on schooling for teenage mothers in order to expose the normalizing discourses that position young mothers as at risk for failure. Through an exploration of the historical and socio-cultural positioning of teenage mothers over the past few decades, the author illustrates the schooled responses to adolescent…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Adolescents, Pregnancy, At Risk Students
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Mukuna, Robert Kananga; Aloka, Peter J. O. – Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 2021
The phenomenon of teenage motherhood is a major concern worldwide. The teenage mothers endure many challenges that could affect their academic goals and successes if there is insufficient support. However, some teenage mothers manage to develop certain forms of flexibility to manage these adversities. This study explored the teenage mothers'…
Descriptors: Unwed Mothers, Pregnancy, Pregnant Students, High School Students
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George, Robert P.; Levin, Yuval – Education Next, 2015
In this article the authors call attention to the 1965 report, "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action," published by then Assistant Secretary to the Labor Department, Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Fifty years later, these authors suggest that, in retrospect, Moynihan understood that the emerging pattern he noted was troubling above…
Descriptors: Family Structure, African Americans, Low Income Groups, Urban Areas
Sawhill, Isabel; Venator, Joanna – Center on Children and Families at Brookings, 2015
Non-marital childbearing is associated with many adverse outcomes for both the mother and the child. Most of these births are unintended. If these unintended births could be reduced it might improve children's prospects by enabling their mothers to get more education, earn more, and wait to have children within marriage. In this brief, the authors…
Descriptors: Family Planning, Children, Child Development, Quality of Life
Robinson, Katja – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the lifeworlds of low-income, single student mothers in two contrasting welfare regimes, the United States and Germany, to understand how their individual experiences as students and as mothers at the micro-level were shaped by policies regarding childcare and financial support at the…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Foreign Countries, Unwed Mothers, Child Care
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Petrilli, Michael P. – Education Next, 2015
There are no obvious or easy prescriptions for reversing the trends of the familial challenges that have grown deeper and wider in the last fifty years in regard to the number of babies born to unwed mothers, with the majority of all children born to women in their 20s. This article discusses the challenges regarding the marriage crisis in…
Descriptors: Marriage, Graduation, High School Students, Employment
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McLanahan, Sara; Jencks, Christopher – Education Next, 2015
In his 1965 report on the black family, Daniel Patrick Moynihan highlighted the rising fraction of black children growing up in households headed by unmarried mothers. He attributed the increase largely to the precarious economic position of black men, many of whom were no longer able to play their traditional role as their family's primary…
Descriptors: Unwed Mothers, Fatherless Family, African American Family, African American Children
Hardy, Bradley; Hokayem, Charles; Ziliak, James P. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2011
For parents of young children the decision to work strongly depends on the availability of affordable child care. Child care costs can take up a large portion of a family budget and may serve as an obstacle to work. In 2008 the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) estimated that Kentucky families recently…
Descriptors: Child Care, Grants, Tax Credits, Economic Impact
Kearney, Melissa Schettini; Levine, Phillip B. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012
This paper examines two aspects of teen childbearing in the United States. First, it reviews and synthesizes the evidence on the reasons why teen birth rates are so uniquely high in the United States and especially in some states. Second, it considers why and how it matters. We argue that economists' typical explanations are unable to account for…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Females, Economically Disadvantaged, Birth Rate
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Watson, Linnea Lynne; Vogel, Linda R. – Cogent Education, 2017
While recent research has shown the long-term effects of teen pregnancy are not as devastating as once predicted, more than 40 years after the passage of Title IX legislation mandating equal educational opportunities for pregnant and parenting teens, only 50% of teen parents graduate high school, lagging far behind their non-parenting peers. This…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Pregnancy, Pregnant Students, Adolescents
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Gibson-Davis, Christina – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2011
This study analyzed trends in marital behavior for unwed mothers who gave birth between 1960 and 2004. With nationally representative data on 15,353 White and Black unmarried mothers, results indicated that mothers who gave birth after 1989 were waiting much longer to marry than were mothers giving birth before 1968. The most pronounced delays…
Descriptors: African Americans, Unwed Mothers, Marriage, Enrollment Trends
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Taylor, Myra; Diamini, Nthabiseng; Khanyile, Zama; Mpanza, Lloyd; Sathiparsad, Reshma – South African Journal of Education, 2012
Can the use of a method such as role play help reduce sexual risk behaviour among KwaZulu-Natal learners? A study was undertaken of the use of role plays by Grade 8 learners, at eight urban and rural KwaZulu-Natal high schools, as part of a programme to reduce the prevalence of teenage pregnancy. Within the framework of Bandura's Social Cognitive…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Pregnancy, Pregnant Students, Sexuality
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Ryan, Rebecca M.; Claessens, Amy – Developmental Psychology, 2013
Most children in the U.S. today will experience one or more changes in family structure. The present study explores the implications of this trend for child development by investigating the conditions under which family structure changes matter most to child well-being. Using data from the Maternal and Child Supplement of the National Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Family Structure, Family Characteristics
Hendra, Richard; Dillman, Keri-Nicole; Hamilton, Gayle; Lundquist, Erika; Martinson, Karin; Wavelet, Melissa – MDRC, 2010
This report summarizes the final impact results for the national Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) project. This project tested, using a random assignment design, the effectiveness of numerous programs intended to promote steady work and career advancement. All the programs targeted current and former welfare recipients and other low-wage…
Descriptors: Employment Programs, Welfare Recipients, Low Income Groups, Unwed Mothers
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Canavan, John – Journal of Family Issues, 2012
In Ireland, historically and in the current era, family has been a central concern for society and the State. This article provides a descriptive overview of family life in Ireland and of major family-related changes over the past 40 years. It presents a general framework of analysis within which these changes can be understood, considers the…
Descriptors: Family Life, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Guidelines
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