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Teenage births to ethnic minority women

Berthoud, Richard (2001) 'Teenage births to ethnic minority women.' Population Trends, 104. pp. 12-18. ISSN 0307-4463

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Abstract

This article analyses British age-specific fertility rates by ethnic group, with a special interest in child-bearing by women below the age of 20. Birth statistics are not analysed by ethnic group, and teenage birth rates have been estimated from the dates of birth of mothers and children in the Labour Force Survey. The method appears to be robust. Caribbean, Pakistani and especially Bangladeshi women were much more likely to have been teenage mothers than white women, but Indian women were below the national average. Teenage birth rates have been falling in all three South Asian communities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 10:21
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2014 10:21
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8731

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