Author(s)

Naomi FarberFollow

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Adolescent out of wedlock childbearing is associated with persistent poverty, particularly among urban underclass black youth. This article examines findings on the educational and vocational aspirations of teen mothers, how they are associated with class and race and how they may influence economic dependence. The analysis suggests the importance of distinguishing between poor teens' socially normative aspirations and their ability to fulfill those aspirations.

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https://www.jstor.org/stable/30012049

APA Citation

Farber, N. (1989). The Significance of Aspirations among Unmarried Adolescent Mothers. Social Service Review, 63(4), 518-532. Retrieved from www.jstor.org/stable/30012049

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