By Frank F. Furstenberg Jr, J. Brooks-Gunn, S. Philip Morgan
This landmark learn lines the existence histories of roughly three hundred teenage moms and their kids over a seventeen-year interval. From interview facts and case experiences, it offers a vibrant account of the impression of early childbearing on younger moms and their teenagers. a few extraordinary and awesome effects emerge from this special examine of the longer term model to early parenthood. It additionally bargains new insights into the unexplored connections among moms' careers and the improvement in their young children. Adolescent moms in Later lifestyles could be a useful source for all these drawn to teenage being pregnant.
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The next chapter examines the determinants of subsequent childbearing and identifies characteristics of women who successfully limited their family size. Our attention here is confined to how most women managed to curtail their fertility in the second segment of the study. Did they become more adept at practicing birth control, resort to abortion more frequently, or employ some other strategy of family limitation? Each of these explanations has some bearing on the dramatic reduction of fertility, but two were especially important.
Years of schooling listed on the calendar did not necessarily translate into actual educational attainment. About one grade was attained for every 2 years of schooling attended. Of all the educational attainment that occurred following the birth of the first child, more than half took place in the second segment of the study. High school graduates, pursuing higher education, accounted for a significant proportion of the further schooling. But one woman in six completed high school in the second segment of the study or a third of the young mothers who had not graduated by 1972.
By the 5-year follow-up, it appeared that many women were going to have even more children than they either wanted or expected. The tempo of childbearing in the years immediately following the first birth exceeded the young Experience in adulthood 35 mothers' plans. Close to a third of the young mothers had been pregnant two or more additional times and a sixth had already had a third child. Over half had already reached their desired number of children. Doris's situation was not unusual. She became pregnant only a year after the birth of her first child.
Adolescent Mothers in Later Life (Human Development in Cultural and Historical Contexts) by Frank F. Furstenberg Jr, J. Brooks-Gunn, S. Philip Morgan