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Teen Pregnancy and Parenting : Rethinking the Myths and Misperceptions.

Author: Keri Weed; Jody S Nicholson; Jaelyn R Farris
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Routledge advances in health and social policy.
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Whether glamorised or stigmatised, teenage parenthood is all too often used to stand for a host of social problems, and empirical research results ignored. Identifying core controversies surrounding teen pregnancy and parenting, this book resolves misperceptions using findings from large-scale, longitudinal, and qualitative research studies from the US and other Western countries. Summarising the evidence and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Weed, Keri.
Teen Pregnancy and Parenting.
London : Routledge, 2014
(DLC) 2014001962
(OCoLC)858126477
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keri Weed; Jody S Nicholson; Jaelyn R Farris
ISBN: 9781136161049 113616104X
OCLC Number: 886110740
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 A systems perspective on myths and misperceptions; 2 Myths and misperceptions from research; 3 Myths and misperceptions from popular culture; 4 Myths and misperceptions about teen pregnancy; 5 Myths and misperceptions about teen parents; 6 Myths and misperceptions about children of teen parents; 7 Myths and misperceptions related to public policy; 8 Rethinking cultural myths; Appendix: Select studies used to investigate teen pregnancy and parenting.
Series Title: Routledge advances in health and social policy.
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Whether glamorised or stigmatised, teenage parenthood is all too often used to stand for a host of social problems, and empirical research results ignored. Identifying core controversies surrounding teen pregnancy and parenting, this book resolves misperceptions using findings from large-scale, longitudinal, and qualitative research studies from the US and other Western countries. Summarising the evidence and integrating it with a systems perspective, the authors explore ten prevalent myths about teenage parents, including: Teen pregnancy is associated wit.

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'This important scholarly work reviews longitudinal studies from the US, the UK, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South America on teen pregnancy prevention and intervention and Read more...

 
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