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By Frank F. Furstenberg Jr, J. Brooks-Gunn, S. Philip Morgan

This landmark examine lines the lifestyles histories of roughly three hundred teenage moms and their young children over a seventeen-year interval. From interview facts and case stories, it presents a bright account of the impression of early childbearing on younger moms and their little ones. a few impressive and magnificent effects emerge from this designated research of the long run version to early parenthood. It additionally bargains new insights into the unexplored connections among moms' careers and the improvement in their childrens. Adolescent moms in Later lifestyles might be a useful source for all these attracted to teenage being pregnant.

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1, is different still. At her parents' insistence, Helena delayed her marriage to Nelson, the father of her child, until she had completed her schooling and had a secure job. She and Nelson were married in 1971 around her 20th birthday. They have been married continuously for nearly 14 years. During most of this period, both Helena and Nelson have been steadily employed. They now live in a comfortable garden apartment on the outskirts of Baltimore with their two children. These three case histories, though unique in some sense, were selected to represent prototypes of varying adaptations to early childbearing.

Some researchers have argued that it is early marriage, not childbearing, that leads to a higher risk of divorce; others believe that premature parenthood independently increases the risk of disruption. We find this debate uninformative since most early marriages would not occur were it not for an impending pregnancy. , low education, personality problems, and the like. This issue will be taken up in the next chapter when the association between early adjustment to parenthood and success in later life is examined.

Blacks, probably because they reach their intended family size earlier, are even more likely than whites to elect sterilization (Bachrach, 1984). No national trends on sterilization among formerly married and never-married blacks are available. 5. 9 (28) Note: Dashes indicate fewer than 15 cases. sterilization has been increasing here as well. The Baltimore data show a startlingly high level of sterilization. Over half of the women (56%) have been sterilized. 5 shows the patterns of sterilization by marital status and parity for blacks.

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