Teenage Pregnancy in the United States 1950-1990 : Analysis Using Census Data and Contingency Tables part of SSDAN:Activities
The United States has the highest incidence of teenage pregnancy in the industrialized world. Teenage pregnancy affects opportunities for education and preparation for the workforce especially for young women. Socioeconomic status and cultural backgrounds both impact attitudes toward and likelihood of teen pregnancy. This social science module examines teenage pregnancy in the United States over time and by socio-demographic variables. Students will learn how to access and interpret Census data as well as begin to think sociologically about teen pregnancy patterns and risk factors.