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The Resource Destinies of the disadvantaged : the politics of teenage childbearing, Frank F. Furstenberg

Destinies of the disadvantaged : the politics of teenage childbearing, Frank F. Furstenberg

Label
Destinies of the disadvantaged : the politics of teenage childbearing
Title
Destinies of the disadvantaged
Title remainder
the politics of teenage childbearing
Statement of responsibility
Frank F. Furstenberg
Title variation
Destinies of the disadvantaged : the politics of teen childbearing
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Teen childbearing has risen to frighteningly high levels over the last four decades, jeopardizing the life chances of young parents and their offspring alike, particularly among minority communities. Or at least, that's what politicians on the right and left often tell us, and what the American public largely believes. But sociologist Frank Furstenberg argues that the conventional wisdom distorts reality. In Destinies of the Disadvantaged, Furstenberg traces tile history of public concern over teen pregnancy, exploring why this topic has become so politically powerful, and so misunderstood." "Destinies of the Disadvantaged relates how the issue emerged from obscurity to become one of the most heated social controversies in America. Both slipshod research by social scientists and opportunistic grandstanding by politicians have contributed to public misunderstanding of the issue. Although out-of-wedlock teen pregnancy rose notably between 1960 and 1990-a cause for concern given the burdens of single motherhone at a young age - this trend did not reflect a rise in the rate of overall teen pregnancies. In fact, teen pregnancy actually declined dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s." "Addressing teen pregnancy was originally aliberal cause, led by advocates of family planning services, legalized abortion, and social welfare programs for single mothers, The issue was later adopted by conservatives, who argued that those Iiberal remedies were encouraging teen parenthood. According to Furstenberg, the flexible political usefulness of the issue explains its held on political discourse. The politics of teen parenthood is a fascinating case study in the abuse of social science for political ends. In Destinies of the Disadvantaged, Furstenberg brings that tale to life with the perspective of ahistorian and the insight of an insider, and provides the straight facts needed to craft effective policies to address teen pregnancy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
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Furstenberg, Frank F.
Dewey number
306.874/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759.4
LC item number
.F865 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Poverty
  • United States
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • United States
  • Weibliche Jugend
  • Schwangerschaft
  • USA
Label
Destinies of the disadvantaged : the politics of teenage childbearing, Frank F. Furstenberg
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0715/2007014438.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The history of teenage childbearing as a social problem
  • From teenage mother to midlife matriarch
  • The next generation
  • Sexuality and reproductive health
  • Supporting marriage
  • Teenage childbearing and welfare reform
  • Destinies of the disadvantaged
Control code
ocn123284587
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 203 pages
Isbn
9780871543295
Lccn
2007014438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o123284587
  • (OCoLC)123284587
Label
Destinies of the disadvantaged : the politics of teenage childbearing, Frank F. Furstenberg
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0715/2007014438.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The history of teenage childbearing as a social problem
  • From teenage mother to midlife matriarch
  • The next generation
  • Sexuality and reproductive health
  • Supporting marriage
  • Teenage childbearing and welfare reform
  • Destinies of the disadvantaged
Control code
ocn123284587
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 203 pages
Isbn
9780871543295
Lccn
2007014438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o123284587
  • (OCoLC)123284587

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