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dc.rights.licenseIn Copyrighten_US
dc.creatorThompson, Erin L.
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-10T15:54:31Z
dc.date.available2013-12-10T15:54:31Z
dc.date.created2008
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11021/24227
dc.descriptionErin L. Thompson is a member of the Class of 2008 of Washington and Lee University.en_US
dc.descriptionCapstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]en_US
dc.description.abstractThe increase in teenage sexual activity, STDs, and pregnancy are a great concern within the United States, and are rightly so. The negative consequences are astounding. Teenage mothers and their children are more likely to live in poverty and be on welfare. The children of single teenage mothers are more likely to develop cognitive and academic problems, and they are more likely to become teenage parents themselves. Everyone should be concerned with reducing the number of out-of-wedlock births. However, PRWORA [Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act] clearly was not successful in doing so, and reasons for its lack of success are evident. Teenagers do not base their decisions on economic incentives/disincentive government policy or on sex education, the two main focuses of reducing illegitimacy within current government policy. [From Conclusion]en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityErin Thompson
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dc.subject.otherWashington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Programen_US
dc.titleReducing teen pregnancy: Neighborhood influences overlooked by PRWORAen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.holderThompson, Erin L.
dc.subject.fastPersonal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (United States)en_US
dc.subject.fastTeenage pregnancyen_US
dc.subject.fastHealth educationen_US
dc.subject.fastSexual abstinenceen_US
dc.subject.fastSingle mothersen_US
dc.subject.fastNeighborhoodsen_US
dc.subject.fastKnowledge is Power Program (KIPP)en_US
dc.subject.fastBig Brothers/Big Sisters of Americaen_US


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