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Author Weed, Keri.

Title Teen Pregnancy and Parenting : Rethinking the Myths and Misperceptions
Published London : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (241 pages)
Series Routledge advances in health and social policy
Routledge advances in health and social policy.
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Parenting.
Social perception.
Teenage pregnancy.
Pregnancy in Adolescence.
Social Perception.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Form Electronic book
Author Farris, Jaelyn R
Nicholson, Jody S.
ISBN 113616104X (electronic bk.)
9781136161049 (electronic bk.)