ERIC Number: ED462522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Not Just Another Single Issue: Teen Pregnancy Prevention's Link to Other Critical Social Issues.
National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Washington, DC.
This report discusses critical social issues linked to teen pregnancy, explaining that teen pregnancy prevention should be viewed as working to improve these social issues. After providing general background on teen pregnancy, the report offers five fact sheets: (1) "Teen Pregnancy, Welfare Dependency, and Poverty" (continuing to reduce teen pregnancy will sustain recent decreases in welfare dependency and poverty); (2) "Teen Pregnancy and Child Well-Being" (children of teen mothers are at significantly increased risk for many economic, social, and health problems); (3) "Teen Pregnancy, Out-of-Wedlock Births, and Marriage" (reducing teen pregnancy will increase the percentage of children born to married couples); (4) "Teen Pregnancy and Responsible Fatherhood" (children of teen parents are often denied a close connection with their fathers, and reducing teen pregnancy contributes significantly to the promotion of responsible fatherhood); and (5) "Teen Pregnancy and Workforce Development" (teen pregnancy and early parenthood often short-circuit the education process and prevent young people from preparing themselves for good jobs and becoming established in the labor market). (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Births to Single Women, Children, Early Parenthood, Educational Attainment, Fathers, Job Skills, Parent Responsibility, Poverty, Pregnancy, Social Problems, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036 ($1). Tel: 202-478-8500; Fax: 202-478-8588; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org. For full text: http://www.teepregnancy.org/product/pdf/NotSingleIssue.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; Turner Foundation, Inc., Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Washington, DC.