Teenage Pregnancies and High School Drop Out Rates
A look at how teenage pregnancies usually mean that the teenage mother will drop out of high school.
# 89562 | 675 words | 5 sources | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Sociology (Welfare) , Education (Social Issues) , Education (Jr High/High School) , Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues) , Sociology (General)
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This paper examines the problem of high school drop outs, explaining that income instability and increasing rates in teen pregnancy are two of its many underlying causes. This paper explains that teenagers with babies often are not able to keep up with their school work because they have to be up during the night caring for their babies. Consequently, teenage pregnancies lead to high school drop outs, which then leave the teenager living in poverty without the skills and ability to obtain and keep employment.
From the Paper:"Nancy is a young girl who became pregnant at age sixteen. She tried attending school, working a part-time job, and taking care of her baby. However, she was up a lot at night with her baby and eventually she realized she could not continue to go to school. She lives on welfare and spends most of her time watching television. Nancy and her baby live in poverty. Nancy is one of many American teenage females who become pregnant. "The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and births in the western industrialized world" (General Facts). Nancy is one of many high school girls who drop out of high school to care for their babies. "Teen mothers are less likely to complete high school (only one-third receive a high school diploma) and only 1.5% have a college degree by age 30" (General Facts)."
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