Date of Award

2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Phillips, Lynne,

Keywords

Sociology, Public and Social Welfare.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This thesis explores the influences of the reconstruction of the welfare state on teen mothers, a marginalized population in Ontario. It examines how the introduction of the LEAP programme, (learning, earning and parenting), a programme for teen parents on social assistance in Ontario, has influenced the identity of teen mothers. The analysis of this study shows how the teen mothers who have participated in the LEAP programme have experienced structural and ideological influences. These influences were determined through the voices of the teen mothers as they experienced both the power of the state and resistance.Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2002 .C55. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 41-04, page: 0974. Adviser: Lynne Phillips. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2002.

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