The lack of education leads to further development of barriers such as a financial barrier and poor lifestyle that makes them unable to provide for themselves and their child. Most jobs that do not require a high school diploma only offer a minimum wage and do not offer adequate benefits to meet all medical needs. “key indicators of health, infant mortality rates and low-birth weight rates, were elevated when infants were born to mothers who were less educated” (Flores et al,1998). Considering that statement I believe that the biggest barrier affecting this vulnerable population’s health is education. Vulnerable mothers that do not finish getting their education become discouraged and loose the motivation and drive to tackle the oncoming challenges that life brings, creating for them another barrier on the micro level; it being a financial barrier.
This prevents the women of the family from obtaining the prenatal care they need because they lack the resources necessary to get care in the first place. Low birth weight is a good indicator for a newborn’s health and survival. In a population, low birth weight is a sign of long-term maternal inadequate nutrition, poor health, and poor health care (Health Status Statistics: Morbidity, 2013). Low birth
This originally all comes from biased perspectives. In communities where women are generally not considered viable wage earners, families often view daughters as an economic burden. Therefore, in the case of impoverished parents, they may decide to betroth a daughter early to ease the financial load of caring for a child. A bias could lead one to accept or deny the truth of a claim, not on the basis of the strength of the arguments in support of the claim, but through the extent of the claim's correspondence with one's own preconceived ideas. The confirmation bias here, has to do with the families that will engage their young daughters to marry older men to correspond to their ethical ideas that they behold.
In 2005 the United States had higher infant mortality and maternal mortality rates than many other industrialized nations; ranked 30th in infant mortality and 20th in maternal mortality. Prenatal health care is considered one of the best preventive health care practices that could potentially reduce the risk of maternal mortality and infant death. During prenatal health care the mother can undergo risk assessment tests, treatment for current medical conditions, and valuable education. The health disparities amongst maternal mortality have been contributed to poverty, sociocultural factors and limited education. Women who live in areas of high poverty usually cannot afford adequate health care and when they become pregnant they are less likely to see a doctor
A longitudinal study by Farrington and Painter into female offenders showed that they have poor or erratic parenting which meant that they did not get the right socialisation from their mothers which could have led to this crime being committed, showing a gender difference in crime. This shows that women want to be like their mothers but if they don’t
Nate Smith Diana Reaves ENGL 1013 10/2/12 The Reality of Marriage with Kids Is having a functional, benefiting marriage feasible once children and their many needs become a part of a couple’s life? For Hope Edelman and Eric Bartels, two adults trying to balance work, marriage, and children, the task seems near impossible at times. Hope Edelman explains in “The Myth of Co-Parenting: How It Was Supposed to Be. How It Was” her expectation of having “shared responsibility” (Edelman 284). But actually raising a child single-handedly while her husband, John, is consumed with his work.
Due to her domineering presence this meant that any chance that child A’s mother had of being able to fulfil her role as the primary carer was undermined and must have caused great stress and tension within the family unit. This is picked up on by the child who will often display negative behaviour just before a home visit in the hope that care staff will cancel it. This would remove the burden of saying she doesn’t want to go herself which she feels would be like rejecting her family. This finally leads me to the grandfather who would have been the only male to have been involved in child A’s development but he appears to have taken a very minor role and chose to stay in the background letting his domineering wife pull the family strings. This meant again that child A had no dominant male role model in her life and reinforced the grandmother’s matriarchal role.
The Struggle against Gender Expectations in “Boys and Girls” Should someone create an artificial identity in order to disguise their true self and fit in society? In her story, “Boys and Girls”, Alice Munro depicts the hardships the young narrator faces as she is pressured by society to meet her gender expectations. The protagonist in this story believes that she will be of some help to her father. She believes in creating her own identity and being recognized as an accomplished individual, but will she with stand the pressure of the society and create her own identity. Unrealistically, the narrator believes that she would be of use to her father more and more as she got older.
They have more wisdom and life experiences to share with their children. On the opposite side, younger mothers are inclined to demonstrate undeveloped emotional stability, seem to lack necessary control and can be more immature. Society holds mixed reviews on whether it is fair and reasonable for a more mature woman to conceive and bare children. Some view the decision as selfish. Once the parent begins to age, the children are left with the responsibility of caring for his or her elderly parent.
Teenage childbearing is associated with adverse consequences for young mothers and their children, many of which can be attributed to the economically and socially disadvantaged situations in which most adolescent mothers live before becoming pregnant. Often, the disadvantaged backgrounds of young women contribute to poor school performance, weak social skills and low earnings potential, and also increase the likelihood that a young woman will become pregnant as a teen. Teenage childbearing tends to exacerbate the problems of poverty and family instability many young women already face. Early childbearing contributes to lower levels of educational attainment for the adolescent mother and her child, high rates of single parenthood, larger family sizes and increased reliance on public assistance. Connections like these too often are overlooked in efforts to prevent teen pregnancy.