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What about the Dads: A Case Study of Young Fathers of Babies Born to Adolescent Mothers

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dc.contributor.advisor Brazer, S. David
dc.contributor.author Scholl, Marilyn Faris
dc.creator Scholl, Marilyn Faris
dc.date 2012-08-20
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-17T15:52:48Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2013-01-17T15:52:48Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-17
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/7987
dc.description.abstract Adolescent pregnancy remains a persistent societal problem. Both teenage mothers and the fathers of their babies are unprepared for parenthood and often drop out of school, take low-paying jobs, and never complete their education. Fathers of babies born to adolescent mothers are a critical but often forgotten component of the adolescent pregnancy picture. Few programs exist, either in Virginia or in other states, for fathers of babies born to adolescent mothers. This dissertation focuses on young males, aged 17 to 21 years, who fathered a child with an adolescent mother and participated in a five-year, grant-funded fatherhood program that operated from 2003 to 2007 in Arlington, Virginia, called the Caring Equation. Research on fathers of babies born to adolescent mothers may assist educational leaders to better serve young fathers, their children, and families begun when the mother was an adolescent. What these males share may provide a broader understanding of young fathers.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject fatherhood en_US
dc.subject father involvement en_US
dc.subject adolescent parents en_US
dc.subject teenage pregnancy en_US
dc.subject young fathers en_US
dc.subject educating school-age parents en_US
dc.title What about the Dads: A Case Study of Young Fathers of Babies Born to Adolescent Mothers en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.name PhD in Education en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Education en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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