Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. Methods and Setting 3. Getting Pregnant 4. Keeping the Baby 5. Competitive Parenting 6. Teen Mothers' Conceptions of Fatherhood 7. Defining, Excusing, and Justifying Deviance: Teen Mothers' Accounts for Statutory Rape 8. The Stigma of Teenage Parenting 9. Transformed Selves, Transformed Relationships: The Consequences of Teenage Parenting 10. Conclusion References Index
Joanna Gregson is Associate Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University.
"...Gregson provides valuable description of choices, challenges, competitions, and rewards in the lives of ... teen moms." - CHOICE "A rich analysis grounded in theory. Gregson's devotion to getting the story right is a proper reflection of the powerful dynamics teen mothers face." - Sandra Enos, author of Mothering from the Inside: Parenting in a Women's Prison