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Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Lisa Arai

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In the last decades of the 20th century, successive British governments have regarded adolescent pregnancy and childbearing as a significant public health and social problem. Youthful pregnancy was ... More


Introduction: ‘Shattered lives and blighted futures’

Lisa Arai

in Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book aims to consider the depiction of teenage pregnancy as a social and public health problem and to explore ways in which policy makers, academics and the media have responded to teenage ... More


New Labour, a new approach to teenage pregnancy

Lisa Arai

in Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The election of the New Labour government in a landslide victory in 1997 marked the end of nearly two decades of Conservative rule. The party was voted into power again in 2001. In May 2005, Labour ... More


 Treatment of Minors

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Cases illustrating variables relevant to decisions involving teenage pregnancy and motherhood, confidentiality, female genital surgery, and eating disorders are presented. For each topic, empirical ... More


Who has a baby as a teenager?

Lisa Arai

in Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter outlines the structural, demographic and psycho-social factors associated with teenage pregnancy and fertility. This chapter focuses on women, mothers and motherhood, but there is a ... More


Epidemics, fluctuations and trends: the everyday depiction of teenage pregnancy

Lisa Arai

in Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the myth-reality gap on teenage pregnancy, which focuses on contemporary British media representations of youthful pregnancy. It focuses on the role of the media in the ... More


Conclusion: no silver bullet. Teenage pregnancy as a problem: overview and recommendations

Lisa Arai

in Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book explores the representation of teenage pregnancy as a problem in UK and the ways in which policy makers, academics, and the media have responded to it. This book examines who is likely to ... More


Teenage pregnancy and parenthood in England

Anne Daguerre

in When children become parents: Welfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346780
eISBN:
9781447304272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on England within the four individual countries that compose the UK. The first section of this chapter identifies the reasons why teenage pregnancy has been constructed as a ... More


Contextualising teenage pregnancy

Lisa Arai

in Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the decontextualised view of teenage pregnancy in the UK. It discusses the use of sometimes inappropriate comparisons between nations and a lack of understanding about the ... More


Theorising teenage pregnancy as a problem

Lisa Arai

in Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores social-constructionist and related approaches to teenage pregnancy. It focuses on two political periods — the Conservatives in power from the 1980s to the late 1990s and the New ... More


Introduction: the construction of teenage pregnancy as a social problem

Anne Daguerre and Corinne Nativel

in When children become parents: Welfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346780
eISBN:
9781447304272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This introductory chapter presents the three principal objectives of the book: firstly, to contribute to the comparative literature on welfare states by analysing the links between welfare state ... More


Teenage Childbearing and Personal Responsibility: An Alternative View

Arline T. Geronimus

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

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 ... More


Young women, sexual behaviour and sexual decision making

Lesley Hoggart

in Growing up with risk

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347329
eISBN:
9781447302469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347329.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter considers the meanings currently attached to risk in the area of sexual health and young people. It begins by introducing the policy context for the current debate on young people and ... More


Teenage pregnancy in New Zealand: changing social policy paradigms

Georg Menz

in When children become parents: Welfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346780
eISBN:
9781447304272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter consists of four sections. This first section provides an outline of the phenomenon of teenage pregnancy in New Zealand. In the second section, the public policy regulation of the ... More


Teenage pregnancy in Poland: between laissez-faire and religious backlash

Stéphane Portet

in When children become parents: Welfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346780
eISBN:
9781447304272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter provides an overview of the dynamics of the phenomenon of teenage pregnancy in Poland and analyses the characteristics of the public debate. The first section presents a statistical ... More


Conclusion: welfare states and the politics of teenage pregnancy: lessons from cross-national comparisons

Corinne Nativel and Anne Daguerre

in When children become parents: Welfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346780
eISBN:
9781447304272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

New insights into the politics of teenage pregnancy have been developed by drawing together examples from across different types of welfare regimes in the industrialised world. The main message has ... More


Young single mothers and ‘welfare reform’ in the US

Christine Carter McLaughlin and Kristin Luker

in When children become parents: Welfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346780
eISBN:
9781447304272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the emergence of teenage pregnancy as a social problem in the US, paradoxically at a time when teenage pregnancy is declining. It presents statistical data on adolescent birth ... More


Teenage pregnancy and reproductive politics in France

Corinne Nativel

in When children become parents: Welfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346780
eISBN:
9781447304272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter provides a discussion of teenage reproductive politics in France, which is understood herein as a field encompassing public attitudes, laws and measures towards teenage sexuality, ... More


Sex

Joy G. Dryfoos and Carol Barkin

in Adolescence: Growing Up in America Today

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195179613
eISBN:
9780199847358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179613.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Despite all efforts to stop the trend, American teenagers have initiated sex at earlier ages over the last few years, and for many years the consequences have been very high rates of teenage ... More


When children become parents: Welfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

Anne Daguerre and Corinne Nativel (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346780
eISBN:
9781447304272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Teenage parenthood is recognised as a significant disadvantage in western industrialised nations. It has been found to increase the likelihood of poverty and to reinforce inequalities. This book ... More


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