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(p. 181) Developmental Pathways to Parenting 

(p. 181) Developmental Pathways to Parenting
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(p. 181) Developmental Pathways to Parenting
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Thomas J. McMahon

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195332711.003.0012
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date: 19 February 2018

This chapter aims to illustrate how lifehistory theory and attachment theory can beused to inform understanding of a broad developmentalpathway to early parenthood that, inthe context of changing norms, may complicatethe transition to adulthood. It examines the utility of a life history perspectiveon reproductive behavior that emphasizesthe potential impact of early developmentalexperiences on risk for early birth of a firstchild.

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