International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Social Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023

A Study on the Effects of Maternal Age at Birth on Child Development

Sadaf Rana Khan [2]

Abstract: Maternal age in India has shown a steady change if it is compared from previous generations. Today, mother?s age at birth has shifted from 22 which was the average in 1960s to 30 in the present scenario. This study examines the impact of shifting maternal age at first childbirth on child behavioral outcomes in India. The analysis is based on a review of various studies, with a focus on the implications for parenting practices and child development. The findings highlight the need for interventions to support healthy parenting practices, particularly among younger mothers. The paper may help scholars, institutions of concerned field, students to understand the problem and measures to intervention. It will also help parents to adopt healthy parenting practices.

Keywords: Maternal age, child rearing, parenting practices, behavioral outcomes

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 1103 - 1105

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