Revisiting the ‘crisis’ in teen births: What is the impact of teen births on young mothers and their children?

 

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dc.creator Menendez, Alicia
dc.creator Branson, Nicola
dc.creator Lam, David
dc.creator Ardington, Cally
dc.creator Leibbrandt, Murray
dc.date 2012-07-10T16:04:51Z
dc.date 2012-07-10T16:04:51Z
dc.date 2011-12
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-28T10:04:58Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-28T10:04:58Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-28
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/11090/7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/7
dc.description Reports in the South African media consistently describe an explosion of teenage pregnancies. Yet studies by the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town show that teen childbearing in the country has decreased from 30% in 1984 to 23% in 2008. The proportion of young teens giving birth has also decreased, with young women aged 18 and 19 accounting for the majority of teen births. However, SALDRU’s research shows that teenage childbearing has a significant impact on the education of teenage mothers, and on the health and education of their children. Young mothers under 17 years are particularly at risk. It is therefore essential to delay the age at which young women first give birth, and to strengthen support services for teenage mothers and their children.
dc.description This policy brief was developed with assistance from Lake, L. & Smith, C. of the Children’s Institute (UCT), with thanks to Hall, K., Proudlock, P., Jamieson, L., Pendlebury, S. & Meintjes, H. for assistance with the policy implications.
dc.description William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Population Reference Bureau.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Teen birth
dc.subject Teen pregnancy
dc.subject Health
dc.title Revisiting the ‘crisis’ in teen births: What is the impact of teen births on young mothers and their children?
dc.type Report
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Technical Report en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department SALDRU en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Report DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Education KW - Teen birth KW - Teen pregnancy KW - Health LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Revisiting the ‘crisis’ in teen births: What is the impact of teen births on young mothers and their children? TI - Revisiting the ‘crisis’ in teen births: What is the impact of teen births on young mothers and their children? UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/7 ER - en_ZA


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