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ERIC Number: EJ896186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Government Influence and Community Involvement on Abstinence-Only Programs in 1999 and 2003
Gusrang, Jamie L.; Cheng, Simon
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v5 n3 p240-267 2010
In this study, we compare federal government influence on abstinence-only programs in 1999 and 2003 to better see how shifts in the federal government's sex education polices impacted other government and community actors. Using data from the Sex Education in America Surveys (SEAS), we find that changes in federal policy, particularly after the year 2000, significantly altered the influence of state and local governments and the involvement of other community actors on school sex education programs. As federal influence increased, the number of abstinence-only programs continued to grow. The influence and involvement of other key actors declined, changing the face of sex education. (Contains 5 tables and 10 notes.)
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Language: English
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