When teenagers become parents …(project profile)
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When teenagers become parents…

When teenagers become parents…

Project profile



Project team

Project management
Prof. Dieter Sengling (d. 1999)
Prof. Rolf Eickelpasch (emeritus)
University of Münster

Dr. Monika Friedrich
Dr. Annette Remberg



Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung
Maarweg 149-161
50825 Köln
Tel.: 0221 8992-0
Fax: 0221 8992-300


Research institution

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften
Institut für Soziologie
Scharnhorststr. 121
48151 Münster


Survey time period

First interview series:
With pregnant teenagers in winter 1998/1999

Second interview series:
With teenage mothers in autumn/winter 1999/2000

Third interview series:
With young mothers and the majority of their partners in autumn 2000 – spring 2001


Target group

Mothers and mothers-to-be (under the age of 21); experts working with these young people.



First interview series:
45 mothers-to-be and two mothers between the ages of 14 and 20

Second interview series:
37 young mothers

Third interview series:
36 young mothers selected from previous samples (29 living in a relationship and 9 single women) and 20 partners of the young women


Methodological approach/research design

Qualitative interviews (theme-based, with narrative sequences)