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Staying on track or falling behind? Factors associated with pre- and post-pregnancy schooling among adolescent mothers in South Africa

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Background: Adolescent birth rates remain high in Sub-Saharan Africa where about 20% of women under the age of 20 have had their first pregnancy. Despite global concerns about adolescent mothers’ impaired school outcomes, few interventions exist that effectively support girls’ continued schooling throughout pregnancy and thereafter. As education is a modifiable social determinant of health, supporting adolescent mothers’ continued schooling might provide opportunities to strengthen the lon...

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Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6449-9838

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Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-0418-835X
Institution:
University of Edinburgh
Role:
Supervisor
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Funding agency for:
Cluver, L
Grant:
PLP-2014-095
European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme [Grant Agreement Number 852787] and the UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund [ES/S008101/1]. More from this funder
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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