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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 1/2008

01-02-2008 | Original Paper

Potential Positive and Negative Consequences of Coresidence for Teen Mothers and their Children in Adult-Supervised Households

Auteur: Elaine M. Eshbaugh

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 1/2008

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Abstract

In 1996, part of the creation of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) required minor teen parents to live in an adult-supervised household in order to receive cash assistance. This literature review discusses the positive and negative consequences of coresidence. Research has suggested that coresidence may be beneficial for the educational and financial success of teen mothers. However, there is some evidence that coresiding teen mothers have poorer parenting skills than teen mothers who do not coreside. Implications for policy implementation are discussed. Case managers should be aware of the possible risks of coresidence and weigh these risks against potential benefits. In addition, families of teen mothers, especially grandmothers, should be included in programming and interventions in order to provide positive living environments for teen mothers and their children.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Potential Positive and Negative Consequences of Coresidence for Teen Mothers and their Children in Adult-Supervised Households
Auteur
Elaine M. Eshbaugh
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 1/2008
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-007-9150-5

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