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Improving educational and reproductive outcomes for adolescent mothers in South Africa: a cross-sectional analysis towards realizing policy goals

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Adolescent mothers face numerous challenges. This study aimed to address the operationalisation of the new South African national policy for young mothers by testing the associations of potential protective provisions with three policy goals: School return, grade promotion, and pregnancy/HIV prevention. Adolescent mothers aged 12–24 from rural and urban communities of South Africa’s Eastern Cape completed study questionnaires between 2017–2019. Using multivariate multi-level analysis, we simu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/17441692.2023.2206465

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Global Public Health More from this journal
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Article number:
2206465
Publication date:
2023-05-09
Acceptance date:
2023-04-19
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EISSN:
1744-1706
ISSN:
1744-1692
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1337977
Local pid:
pubs:1337977
Deposit date:
2023-04-20

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