Adolescent Pregnancy: The Challenge : A Framework for Prevention and Parenting

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DIANE Publishing, 1993 - 150 pages
Covers: the problem, the issues, and what can be done by: families, teens, the community, the educational system, religious organizations, the media, the medical community, social services agencies, the business community and government. Drawings and graphs. An exhaustive study by the Governor's Task Force of the State of Maine.

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Page 7 - ... to twothirds in England and Wales and France, and only about one-half in the Netherlands. Thus, in England and Wales, France and the Netherlands, unintended pregnancy appears to constitute a smaller part of adolescent pregnancy than it does in the United States.
Page 18 - ... program, 61% of the previously unemployed young men had found jobs. Perhaps more important, 46% of those who had dropped out of school had resumed their education, fathers and prospective fathers in eight US cities.
Page 7 - ... behavior, especially factors that might be subject to policy changes. A 1983 article by Charles F Westoff, Gerard Calot and Andrew D. Foster reported that although adolescent fertility rates have been declining in the United States, as they have in virtually all the countries of Western and northern Europe, teenage fertility is still considerably higher in the United States than in the great majority of other developed countries. ' There is a large differential within the United States between...
Page 18 - At the end of the program, 82% of the fathers reported having daily contact with their offspring; 74% said they contributed to the child's financial support; almost 90% maintained a relationship with the mother.

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