Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Myers, Kristen A.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Sociology

LCSH

Teenage pregnancy--Social aspects--United States||Teenage mothers--United States--Social conditions||Identity (Psychology)--United States

Abstract

Teenage pregnancy in the United States is the highest among developed countries. This study examines how women who were once teenage mothers managed their stigma. I conducted 16 in-depth face-to-face interviews. After analyzing the data collected it is suggested that teenage mother manage their stigma by using accounts: excuses and justifications. This study also has policy implications.

Comments

Advisors: Kristen Myers.||Committee members: Kerry Ferris; Kirk Miller.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

iii, 53 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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