CHARACTERISTICS OF UNMARRIED ADOLESCENT MOTHERS: Determinants of Child Rearing Versus Adoption

Michael D. Resnick, Jane Bose, Martha Smith, Roger Toogood

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Abstract

The sociodemographic and biographical characteristics of a group of unmarried adolescent mothers who opted to rear their children were compared with those of a matched group who placed their children for adoption. Those choosing adoption were more likely to be of higher socioeconomic status, to have higher educational aspirations, and to be from suburban residences. Suggestions for intervention and appropriate services are offered. 1990 American Orthopsychiatric Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-584
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1990

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