ERIC Number: ED262320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
Demographics of Adolescent Pregnancy in the United States. Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Census and Population of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service and the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
This document provides witness testimonies and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to examine the issue of adolescent pregnancy. Opening statements are given by Congressmen Henry A. Waxman, Robert Carcia, James Scheuer, and James V. Hansen. Witnesses include William Butz and Martin O'Connell from the Bureau of the Census who provide a statistical profile of teenagers developed from Census Bureau data. Wendy Baldwin from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development discusses trends and correlates of adolescent pregnancy and childbearing. Jacqueline Darroch Forrest from the Alan Guttmacher Institute describes a study on teenage pregnancy and fertility in developed countries. Martha R. Burt from the Urban Institute considers effective interventions in the area of teenage pregnancy and parenting. Ronald D. Soloway from the Center for Public Advocacy Research addresses the policy and program implications of data provided by other witnesses; outlines steps in public policy to reduce teenage pregnancy by providing quality health and contraceptive services and by strengthening families; and considers policy and program expenditures in the areas of education, health, employment, family support, and child care. Also included are the results of a hearing on religious perceptions about family planning and sex education, a prepared statement from Congresswoman Cardiss Collins, and a paper on Hispanic teenagers from the Alan Guttmacher Institute. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.