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Hopes and fears: the life choices, aspirations and well-being of young rural women

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Warner-Smith, Penny; Lee, Christina
  • Journal Name: Youth Studies Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.20, No.3
  • Country: Australia

An Australian study of 40,000 women found that the age at which young women have children is related to broader patterns of social inequality and to the disadvantagement of young rural women. Of particular concern is the increasing polarization between better-educated young women who defer motherhood and less-educated women who have children at a younger age.

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