Teenage Pregnancy Policy
Is there a relationship between poverty and teen pregnancy? The purpose of this literature review is to investigate the theory that teen pregnancies are more likely to occur in economically disadvantaged populations and public policy implementation needed to curtail teen pregnancy. The results of this review could inform discussions about the need for the state and federal government to fund programs in impoverished communities geared toward education and pregnancy prevention. Studying the relationship between poverty and teen pregnancy will help build an understanding of how to break the lifecycle of poverty.
Relationship Between Poverty and Teen pregnancy
This review will be looking to examine the existing scholarly materials and literature related to the research topic. Teen pregnancy is one of the most concerning social problems that society faces. The consequences of teen pregnancy are far-reaching to both society and young teen mothers. In general, the number of teen mothers in the US requiring child support should be addressed. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important to study the aspect of teenage motherhood. Based on the existing literature materials, this review attempts to identify any relationship and identify how public policy can be used to effect change.
Decreased Economic Opportunity
Explain how pregnant teens have decreased employment opportunities after giving birth showing the need for public policy intervention to reduce teen pregnancy
Increased Social Cost
Explain how society is financially impacted and subsidizes poor teens who become mothers showing the need for public policy intervention to decrease teen pregnancy
Public Policy to Curb Teen Pregnancy
Use attached sources with policy strategies to describe the specific public policies that can be implemented to curtail teen pregnancy. Describe how these policies can be implemented in poor communities.
Conclude that the the policy implementations you discussed will benefit teens in poor communities by reducing teen pregnancies, thereby increasing the quality of life for the teen, increasing her economic opportunity, and decreasing public welfare funding.