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Growing Up Fast: Transitions to Early Adulthood of Inner-City Adolescent Mothers (Electronic book text)
Growing Up Fast: Transitions to Early Adulthood of Inner-City Adolescent Mothers (Electronic book text): Bonnie J. Leadbeater,...

Growing Up Fast: Transitions to Early Adulthood of Inner-City Adolescent Mothers (Electronic book text)

Bonnie J. Leadbeater, Niobe Way

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In this book the authors examine in depth the lives of inner-city adolescent mothers, going beyond stereotypes to illuminate the diverse pathways to young adulthood taken by these young women. The different ways they respond to becoming a parent reflect a range of abilities, aspirations, and supports. Their often-creative solutions to living in poverty, the intensity of their desires to make their children's lives better, the height of their youthful ambition when they succeed, and the depth of their pain when they fail, all show a surprising range. The authors argue that adolescent mothers who enter young adulthood with the skills and desires to care for themselves and their children are "not" the resilient few and present a lengthy analysis of the multidimensional processes that lead to and characterize this resilience.
In making constructive suggestions for social welfare policies and reforms, this book serves as an ideal model of the important uses of qualitative research for understanding the adolescent experience. More than that, the book stands out among others by this social policy perspective and its focus on encouraging adolescent mothers to reach their potentials.
This volume aims to attract those who wish to learn more about the adolescent experience without getting lost in the detail of the methods and analyses. To this end, the main body of the text presents general methods and results. Scholarly details of the work are placed in appendices to which the interested reader can refer. A second highlight is the inclusion of impressionistic material, such as quotes from the adolescent mothers who were participants in this research. Such material brings to life the real issues of very real adolescents--their triumphs and struggles, their riches and poverty, their strengths and weaknesses.

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Imprint: Psychology Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2001
Authors: Bonnie J. Leadbeater • Niobe Way
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 262
ISBN-13: 978-1-306-85146-6
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social work
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Advice on parenting
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social work > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Advice on parenting > Child care & upbringing
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Advice on parenting > Child care & upbringing > Adolescent children
LSN: 1-306-85146-7
Barcode: 9781306851466

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