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Teenage parenting - What's the problem?

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Policy makers and media claim that teenage parenthood ruins young people’s lives and those of their children, as well as threatening wider social and moral breakdown. Yet research increasingly shows that parenthood is not necessarily a disaster for young women and men, and indeed can sometimes improve their lives. Why is it that becoming a mother or father can make sense and be valued by some young people? And why is it that policy makers ignore the research evidence that teenage parenthood is not an inevitable catastrophe?

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Duncan, Simon, Alexander, Claire and Edwards, Rosalind (2010) Teenage parenting - What's the problem? At Changing Parenting Culture, United Kingdom.

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Published date: 16 February 2010
Venue - Dates: Changing Parenting Culture, United Kingdom, 2010-02-16

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Local EPrints ID: 190895
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/190895
PURE UUID: 44470914-f814-4841-8aa5-df8166a416db
ORCID for Rosalind Edwards: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3512-9029

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Date deposited: 15 Jun 2011 13:46
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:36

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Author: Simon Duncan
Author: Claire Alexander

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