An investigation into why teenage pregnancy is so prevalent in England

Tassell, Charlotte (2008) An investigation into why teenage pregnancy is so prevalent in England. PGCE dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Teenage pregnancy has been identified by researchers as a vast, increasing issue within the UK and that the poor quality of sexual education nationally, the lack of accessibility of free contraception and the inconsistency of these aspects are just some of the issues relating to the problem.

    Teenage pregnancy has also been identified by government statistics that the teenage mother is more likely to drop out of education, have poor qualifications and to work in a low paid job, or be unemployed completely; when compared to young girls without a child.

    Researchers have scarcely looked at regional differences in teenage pregnancy and associating factors, and existing information for 2001, from the updated census has not yet been undertaken.

    Through the use of the regression analysis, the influences of various deprivation index variables upon teenage conception have been established. This demonstrates the significance that the independent variables have upon teenage conception which features towards the geographical variation of teenage conception to the geographical trends.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 13:59
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:18
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/11138

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