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 kids over a seventeen-year interval. From interview info and case experiences, it offers a bright account of the effect of early childbearing on younger moms and their childrens. a few notable and wonderful effects emerge from this distinctive examine of the longer term edition to early parenthood. It additionally deals new insights into the unexplored connections among moms' careers and the advance in their childrens. Adolescent moms in Later existence can be a useful source for all these drawn to teenage being pregnant.

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In 1984, slightly under a quarter of the women (and exactly a quarter of the blacks) had received public assistance in the past year, a small decline from the proportion who had been on welfare in 1972. Of the 70% who ever received welfare during the course of the study, close to two-thirds went off the welfare rolls by 1984.

The quality of the data Reports from both the field staff and the participants indicated that the interview generally proceeded smoothly. According to the interviewers, most respondents had no difficulty understanding the questions; about 14% of the adults and adolescents had a comprehension problem. All but a tiny fraction (3% of the adults and less than 1% of their offspring) were rated by the interviewers to be completely or usually truthful. However, in a few areas, primarily concerning teen delinquency and substance abuse, interviewers questioned the veracity of some respondents' reports.

2 contrasts the marital distribution of the Baltimore women with their counterparts in the three national surveys, broken down by their age at first birth. The results further confirm that the Baltimore women look very similar to the early childbearers in the national surveys. Roughly the same proportion had ever been married. The Baltimore women are slightly less likely to be currently married and slightly more likely to be previously married than early childbearers in the three national surveys, but the differences are trivial.

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