Young people's social networks, confidants and issues of reproductive health

 

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dc.contributor.author Bakilana, Anne
dc.contributor.author Esau, Faldie
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-22T12:43:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-22T12:43:14Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Bakilana, A., & Esau, F. (2003). Young people's social networks, confidants and issues of reproductive health. Centre for Social Science Research: University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19128
dc.description.abstract This qualitative micro study was conducted in the Metropole of Cape Town, the third largest metropole in South Africa during 2002. The study must be seen in relation to the Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS) that was conducted in June 2002. CAPS is planned as a longitudinal data collection project aimed at the youth in the Cape Metropole. The panel study broadly aims to supplement existing data sets like the Census, October Household Survey [OHS], Labour Force Survey [LFS] in particular with longitudinal and qualitative data addressing areas not necessarily done by national surveys. It anticipates uncovering determinants of schooling, unemployment and earnings of young adults and youth in this part of the country. 'Adolescent childbearing is common in South Africa as demonstrated by the 1998 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey, where by the age of 19 years, 30 percent of teenage females have had a child, 35 percent have been pregnant and the majority of teenage childbearing is outside of marriage.' [Department of Health 1999] Given the high prevalence of pregnancy and unmarried childbearing among adolescent females, it becomes important to understand the degree to which young people themselves understand how pregnancy and childbearing in adolescence delay or disrupt other life course events such as school completion or entering into marriage or cohabitation. Drawing on focus group discussion data from teenagers in Cape Town on normatively appropriate sequences, we note the degree to which the actual ways teenage males and females move through adolescence depart from the normative sequences. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
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dc.title Young people's social networks, confidants and issues of reproductive health en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-04-22T12:41:49Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
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dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Bakilana, A., & Esau, F. (2003). <i>Young people's social networks, confidants and issues of reproductive health</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19128 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Bakilana, Anne, and Faldie Esau <i>Young people's social networks, confidants and issues of reproductive health.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR), 2003. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19128 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Bakilana A, Esau F. Young people's social networks, confidants and issues of reproductive health. 2003 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19128 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Bakilana, Anne AU - Esau, Faldie AB - This qualitative micro study was conducted in the Metropole of Cape Town, the third largest metropole in South Africa during 2002. The study must be seen in relation to the Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS) that was conducted in June 2002. CAPS is planned as a longitudinal data collection project aimed at the youth in the Cape Metropole. The panel study broadly aims to supplement existing data sets like the Census, October Household Survey [OHS], Labour Force Survey [LFS] in particular with longitudinal and qualitative data addressing areas not necessarily done by national surveys. It anticipates uncovering determinants of schooling, unemployment and earnings of young adults and youth in this part of the country. 'Adolescent childbearing is common in South Africa as demonstrated by the 1998 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey, where by the age of 19 years, 30 percent of teenage females have had a child, 35 percent have been pregnant and the majority of teenage childbearing is outside of marriage.' [Department of Health 1999] Given the high prevalence of pregnancy and unmarried childbearing among adolescent females, it becomes important to understand the degree to which young people themselves understand how pregnancy and childbearing in adolescence delay or disrupt other life course events such as school completion or entering into marriage or cohabitation. Drawing on focus group discussion data from teenagers in Cape Town on normatively appropriate sequences, we note the degree to which the actual ways teenage males and females move through adolescence depart from the normative sequences. DA - 2003 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2003 T1 - Young people's social networks, confidants and issues of reproductive health TI - Young people's social networks, confidants and issues of reproductive health UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19128 ER - en_ZA


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