The influence of deprivation on teenage conception rates

Sheen, S. (2006) The influence of deprivation on teenage conception rates. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The study of health inequalities is at the centre of Health Geography. The causes of these inequalities are still being debated. However, structuralist perspectives assert that health inequalities are a product of contemporary economic and societal structures. Thus, are products of poverty and income inequalities. Teenage Pregnancy is an issue that is currently in the midst of various governmental policy interventions. Studies have established that high rates of teenage pregnancy are linked with deprivation. However as of yet, no research has been undertaken with a consideration for the results of the 2001 census. From the 2001 census, deprivation indices were calculated and compared against teenage conception rates at county, unitary authority, and district levels. Through the use of regression analysis, the influence of deprivation indices on teenage conception rates was demonstrated. It was found that deprivation exerts a significant influence on teenage conception rates, and attributes the geographical variation of teenage conception rates to the geographical trends in deprivation.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13

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