By Frank F. Furstenberg
By J. Brooks-Gunn
By S. Philip Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:1987
Online Publication Date:August 2010
This landmark study traces the life histories of approximately 300 teenage mothers and their children over a seventeen-year period. From interview data and case studies, it provides a vivid account of the impact of early childbearing on young mothers and their children. Some remarkable and surprising results emerge from this unique study of the long term adaptation to early parenthood. It also offers new insights into the unexplored connections between mothers' careers and the development of their children. Adolescent Mothers in Later Life will be an invaluable resource for all those interested in teenage pregnancy.