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Pathways to economic well-being among teenage mothers in Great Britain

Schoon, Ingrid and Polek, Elzbieta (2011) Pathways to economic well-being among teenage mothers in Great Britain. European Psychologist, 16 (1). pp. 11-20.

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Additional Information: this paper examines pathways to independence from social welfare among 738 teenage mothers, participants of the 1970 British Cohort Study, who were followed up at age 30 years. This is one of the few papers examining the factors that facilitate successful transitions among adolescent mothers instead of focusing on negative adult outcomes. Using a longitudinal design, a pathway model is tested, examining linkages between family social background, cognitive ability, school motivation, and individual investments in education, as well as work-, and family related roles. The most important factors associated with financial independence by age 30 are continued attachment to the labour market as well as a stable relationship with a partner (not necessarily the father of the child). Pathways to financial independence, in turn, are predicted through own cognitive resources, school motivation, and family cohesion. This article does not exactly replicate the final version published in the journal European Psychologist. It is not a copy of the original published article and is not suitable for citation.
Controlled Keywords: Work-family interface , Continuing professional development
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Quantitative Social Science
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2011 15:32
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:14
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