Treatise submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Magister Educationis in the Faculty of Education at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
GRACE SIBONGILE SETHOSA
DATE OF SUBMISSION:
SUPERVISOR: Dr. J. McFarlane
ABSTRACT This study investigates the causes, consequences and possible solutions of teenage pregnancy. It indicates that socio-economic factors play an important role in the occurrence of teenage pregnancies. In addition the study suggests that a range of factors, including, cultural norms and individual needs, impact on the childbearing decisions of teenage females. The study demonstrates that the most important negative consequences of teenage pregnancy include dropping out of school, unemployment, single parenthood and higher levels of poverty. An important finding of the study is that policies and programmes aimed at reducing teen pregnancy rates, and eliminating the negative consequences experienced by teen mothers and their children, are unlikely to be fully effective unless they realistically address socio-economic imbalances faced by many young women in South Africa.
DEDICATION I dedicate this study to my younger son Matthews who needed my attention as it was his first year at University. I am proud of you as a young man who has found his own way in life and I treasure you so much, for all the patience you have shown towards me while I was going through the difficult times of my life and in my studies. As from your high school education I was involved with my studies, yet you never complained instead you prospered in your own way and became who you are today.
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CHAPTER ONE: ORIENTATION
1.1 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.7.1 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.10.1 1.10.2 1.11 RATIONALE Socio – economics Background PERSONAL CONTEXT PROFESSIONAL CONTEXT SCHOOL... [continues]
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