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When children become parents: Welfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

Anne Daguerre and Corinne Nativel

Abstract

Teenage parenthood is recognised as a significant disadvantage in western industrialised nations. It has been found to increase the likelihood of poverty and to reinforce inequalities. This book explores the links between welfare state provision and teenage reproductive behaviour across a range of countries with differing welfare regimes. Drawing on both welfare state and feminist literature, as well as on new empirical evidence, the book compares public policy responses to teenage parenthood in each ‘family’ of welfare regime: Nordic, Liberal and Continental (Western European); analyses the d ... More

Keywords: teenage parenthood, western industrialised nations, poverty, inequalities, welfare state, teenage reproductive behaviour, feminist literature, teenage pregnancy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346780
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Daguerre, editor

Corinne Nativel, editor

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