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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 2/2016

21-11-2015 | Book Review

Bonnie J. Ross Leadbeater: Growing Up Fast: Re-visioning Adolescent Mothers’ Transitions to Young Adulthood

Psychology Press, New York, NY, 2014, 282 pp, ISBN-13: 978-1848725720; Locs. 7858 (2014) (ebook)

Auteur: Sarah C. Thompson

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 2/2016

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Growing Up Fast, by Bonnie J. Ross Leadbeater, is the product of a 6 year longitudinal study on the transitions of ninety-two adolescent mothers in New York City. The mothers were interviewed at the start, then again after 6 months, 12 months, 28–36 months, and 6–7 years. The first edition of the book was published in 2001, and it has been reproduced to draw attention to issues that still face adolescent teenagers and the shortcomings of how America has addressed these issues in the past decade. The author notes that shaming, one-size fits all tactics, and treating teenage mothers as children will not yield positive results. She instead refers back to the research and to the stories told in the New York Study. Rejecting uniform approaches that perpetuate generalities, Ross Leadbeater, backed by the voices of women in her study, emphasizes the remarkable uniqueness of each story, and calls for services and policies capable of meeting each woman’s diverse needs. …
Literatuur
go back to reference Leadbeater, B. J. R. (2014). Growing Up Fast: Re-visioning Adolescent Mothers’ Transitions to Young Adulthood. New York, NY: Psychology Press. Leadbeater, B. J. R. (2014). Growing Up Fast: Re-visioning Adolescent Mothers’ Transitions to Young Adulthood. New York, NY: Psychology Press.
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Titel
Bonnie J. Ross Leadbeater: Growing Up Fast: Re-visioning Adolescent Mothers’ Transitions to Young Adulthood
Psychology Press, New York, NY, 2014, 282 pp, ISBN-13: 978-1848725720; Locs. 7858 (2014) (ebook)
Auteur
Sarah C. Thompson
Publicatiedatum
21-11-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 2/2016
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-015-0393-y

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