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What happened to the children?

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Abstract: This article has been adapted from a tracer study of the Teenage Mothers Project that was based in May Pen in the rural Jamaican parish of Clarendon where there was a high rate of teenage pregnancy. The project operated from 1986 to 1996 and had three overall objectives: to decrease the number and frequency of teenage pregnancies in and around Clarendon; to address the development and training of the teenage mothers; and to lessen the likelihood of repeat pregnancies, thereby improving the life chances of the young child. The study was a follow-up to an earlier piece of research that traced the impact of the project on a sample of 10 mothers and children who were participants between 1986 and 1989, and compared these with ten other mother and child pairs who had not been in the project.
Authors: Degazon-Johnson, R.
Country: Jamaica
Category: Practice
End Page: 45
Serial number: 100
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: youth , children , evaluation , research
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2002
Region: Caribbean
Right: © 2002 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 44
Title: What happened to the children?