The Health, School, and Social Outcomes of Off-Reserve First Nations Children of Teenage Mothers

Aboriginal Policy Studies

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Title The Health, School, and Social Outcomes of Off-Reserve First Nations Children of Teenage Mothers
 
Creator Guèvremont, Anne
Kohen, Dafna
 
Subject teen mother
health
school
social outcomes
 
Description Children of teenage mothers differ in their health, social, and educational outcomes compared to children of older mothers. Even though the teen birth rate for First Nations women in Canada is higher than the national teen birth rate, there has been little research examining the outcomes of off-reserve First Nations children born to mothers who began childbearing in their teen years. Using data from the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, this study examined the health, social, and educational outcomes of off-reserve First Nations children, aged six to fourteen, who were born to teenage mothers, as compared to those born to older mothers. Off-reserve First Nations children of teenage mothers were more likely to be rated by their mothers as having dental problems, more likely to have failed a grade, less likely to be rated as doing very well in school, and less likely to have maternal reports of school satisfaction. They were also more likely to be rated as not getting along well in the last six months with their teachers, parents, and siblings. Although some of these differences were explained by socio-economic characteristics (getting along with teachers and parents, doing well in school), differences in all three domains (dental problems, getting along with parents, grade failure and parental school satisfaction) remained. Recommendations for future research are discussed.
 
Publisher Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta
 
Date 2014-03-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/aps/index.php/aps/article/view/18813
10.5663/aps.v3i1&2.18813
 
Source aboriginal policy studies; Vol. 3 No. 1-2 (2014): aboriginal policy studies
1923-3299
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/aps/index.php/aps/article/view/18813/pdf_7
 

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