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Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy$
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C. Henry

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300095418

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300095418.001.0001

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Teenage Childbearing and Personal Responsibility

Teenage Childbearing and Personal Responsibility

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(p.479) 17 Teenage Childbearing and Personal Responsibility
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Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy
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Arline T. Geronimus

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0025

This chapter examines teenage pregnancy and its place in recent welfare reform proposals and legislation. It discusses the consequences of teenage childbearing, its social costs, and labor market opportunities. The chapter also presents theoretical perspectives on the link between teenage childbearing and socioeconomic disadvantage.

Keywords:   teenage pregnancy, welfare reform, teenage childbearing, childbearing, labor market opportunities

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