The review of evidence associated with support for Indigenous young parents' programs

Larkins, Sarah, and McGinty, Sue (2009) The review of evidence associated with support for Indigenous young parents' programs. Redress, 18 (3). pp. 21-23.

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Abstract

[Extract] Becoming a mother during the teenage years is considerably more common among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women than in the general community. Little is known about the issues facing pregnant and parenting young Indigenous women, yet 21% of Indigenous births are to teenagers, both nationally and locally. Despite falling teenage birth rates overall, rates are rising in some disadvantaged sub-groups. Teenage motherhood is generally problematised in the community, although there is debate about whether poorer socio-economic and educational outcomes are related to the birth itself, or to pre-existing disadvantage. Some have suggested that giving birth as a young woman may be an adaptive response to an extremely limited set of circumstances and options.

Item ID: 18411
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1039-382X
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 06:06
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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