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The Resource Social dynamics of adolescent fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa, Caroline H. Bledsoe and Barney Cohen, editors

Social dynamics of adolescent fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa, Caroline H. Bledsoe and Barney Cohen, editors

Label
Social dynamics of adolescent fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa
Title
Social dynamics of adolescent fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa
Statement of responsibility
Caroline H. Bledsoe and Barney Cohen, editors
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Adolescent fertility tends to be valued and sanctioned in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa when parents have had adequate ritual or training preparation for adulthood and the child has a recognized father. Young women and adolescents who conceive and bear children within this context are widely accepted by society; those who conceive outside of marriage, however, are strongly condemned by society. Over the past 2-3 decades, most African countries have successfully raised their levels of education. Girls and women are increasingly privy to formal school education and training in trade apprenticeships, domestic service, and ritual initiation which had otherwise been denied in the past. These factors, combined with declining menarche in a few areas, and changing economic opportunities, law, and religion make it more difficult to define the exact date of entry into marriage. Many girls are taking advantage of these changing circumstances and their opportunities to obtain educations and resist early marriage and cildbearing. While defying the traditional entry into early marriage, many young women do not, however, refrain from engaging in sexual activities. Pregnancies to unwed mothers are thereby on the rise and may constitute the most profound change observed in the social context of adolescent fertility on the continent. Once pregnant, many women find themselves shut out by family planning programs and prenatal clinics which serve only married women. This paper ultimately concludes that the social context of adolescent childbearing has an effect on the outcome for mother and child which is as important as the physiological maturity of the mother
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
304.6/32/0835
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HQ759.4
LC item number
.S63 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WS 462
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bledsoe, Caroline H
  • Cohen, Barney
  • Working Group on the Social Dynamics of Adolescent Fertility
Series statement
Population dynamics of Sub-Saharan Africa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Teenagers
  • Teenagers
  • Sexual ethics
  • Fertility, Human
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence
  • Adolescent
  • Contraception Behavior
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Fertility
  • Population Characteristics
  • Sexuality
  • Social Change
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Taboo
  • Marriage
  • Reproductive Behavior
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Age Factors
  • Behavior
  • Contraception
  • Demography
  • Developing Countries
  • Economics
  • Family Planning Services
  • Personality
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Africa South of the Sahara
  • Africa
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Fertility, Human
  • Sexual ethics
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Teenagers
  • Teenagers
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Fertilität
  • Subsaharisches Afrika
  • Vruchtbaarheid
  • Adolescenten
Label
Social dynamics of adolescent fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa, Caroline H. Bledsoe and Barney Cohen, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Working Group on the Social Dynamics of Adolescent Fertility, Panel on the Population Dynamics of Sub-Saharan Africa, Committee on Population, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-208)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Levels and trends in adolescent fertility -- Marriage: new forms, new ambiguities -- Reproductive entitlement: the social context of fortility and parenthood -- Education and adolescent fertility -- Early work, training, and preparation for adulthood -- Consequences of adolescent sexuality and childbearing for mothers and children -- Conclusions -- Appendix: Difficulties in analyzing adolescent fertility
Control code
44955679
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585143484
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955679
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Social dynamics of adolescent fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa, Caroline H. Bledsoe and Barney Cohen, editors
Publication
Note
"Working Group on the Social Dynamics of Adolescent Fertility, Panel on the Population Dynamics of Sub-Saharan Africa, Committee on Population, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-208)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Levels and trends in adolescent fertility -- Marriage: new forms, new ambiguities -- Reproductive entitlement: the social context of fortility and parenthood -- Education and adolescent fertility -- Early work, training, and preparation for adulthood -- Consequences of adolescent sexuality and childbearing for mothers and children -- Conclusions -- Appendix: Difficulties in analyzing adolescent fertility
Control code
44955679
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585143484
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955679
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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