Lyra, J., & Medrado, B. (2014). Pregnancy, Marriage and Fatherhood in Adolescents: A Critical Review of the Literature. International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy, 103-128.
This article focuses on the fact that the concept of adolescent fatherhood is not well researched on. Worse still, there are very few intervention programs that aim to understand and address the needs of adolescent fathers. Majority of these programs focus predominantly on the plight of young mothers. This has resulted in a myriad of problems including the increase in teenage men who abandon their responsibilities as fathers. The authors provide the demographics of teenage fatherhood for different countries for a number of years so that the readers can get a clear picture of how the trend is changing. They also address the issue of gender inequality when it comes to assessing and providing for the needs of teenage fathers.
Miller, D.B. (1997). Adolescent Fathers: What We Know and What We Need to Know. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 14.1, 55-69.
Miller focuses on the role of the social worker when it comes to dealing with adolescent fathers. He discusses the environmental and psych-social factors that promote or inhibit adolescent fathers from taking part in child rearing. Suggestions for social workers, government lobbyists, policy makers and parents to teenage fathers are laid out in the article.
Mollborn, S., & Lovegrove, P. (2010). How Teenage Fathers Matter for Children: Evidence From the ECLS-B. Journal of Family Issues, 3-30.
Mollborn and Lovegrove point out that there is not much research undertaken on the relationship between teenage fathers and their children and how this relationship can affect the development and health of both parties. The authors used the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) to determine the effect of teenage fatherhood on children. They discovered that majority of the children with teenage fathers experience a multitude of social disadvantages at home and at school. They also found that there was negligible difference in father-kids relationships between adult and adolescent fathers. In addition, the authors suggest some policies to be implemented in order to curb the increase in teenage fatherhood around the world.