‘Becoming’ a teenage mother in the UK

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Abstract

In recent years teenage pregnancy and parenthood have been topics of much debate within academia, government and the media in the UK. The contemporary problematisation of teenage parenthood has meant that young mothers have been the subject of a number of recent policy interventions. This thesis examines the issues which confront young mothers in the context of these social policy interventions. It provides an overview of the literature debating the conceptualisation of teenage pregnancy and parenthood as a significant social problem. In addition, it traces the development of policies aimed at reducing the incidence of teenage pregnancy and supporting teenage parents. The thesis involves a qualitative study of young parents and their responses to these problematising discourses and the policies they have stimulated.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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Ellis-Sloan, K 2012, '‘Becoming’ a teenage mother in the UK', Doctor of Philosophy, University of Brighton.

‘Becoming’ a teenage mother in the UK. / Ellis-Sloan, Kyla.

2012. 292 p.

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