Myers, Kristen A.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Sociology
Teenage pregnancy--Social aspects--United States; Teenage mothers--United States--Social conditions; Identity (Psychology)--United States
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.
Buckner, Christine, "Teen mothers' management of stigma" (2016). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5250.
iii, 53 pages
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