The Baltimore Multigenerational Family Study: Family
Processes of Adolescent and Young Adult Mothers, 1987-1988
The Baltimore Multigenerational Family Study: Family Processes of Adolescent and Young Adult Mothers, 1987-1988 is a partial follow-up of the Baltimore Study of Adolescent Mothers begun twenty years ago by Frank Furstenberg and now in its fourth generation. This study examines 136 African-American teenage mothers, their mothers, and their children in order to understand how family relationships affect the life prospects of the children of teen mothers. Data were gathered by videotape, in-person interview, and psychological assessment. Of the 136 cases surveyed, 103 cases contain full interview data; 99 cases contain complete data on all child outcome measures. This data set is comprised of separate data and documentation files for grandmothers (Data Set #M8-M9; 1,039 variables) and mothers (Data Set #N1-N2; 1,210 variables). All child outcome measures are included in Data Set #N1-N2.