Teenage pregnancy and deprivation: unpacking the multiple index

Clarke, Tom (2007) Teenage pregnancy and deprivation: unpacking the multiple index. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Background: this paper considers the pressing issue of the relationship between deprivation and rates of teenage pregnancy across England. Method: a statistical and cartographical analysis of deprivation and teenage conception data was undertaken. Various statistical processes such as regression and factor analysis were implemented. Each domain of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2000 was examined. Study Area: national coverage at the ward level. Results: it was found that the Child Poverty Index contributed to the largest amount of change in teen conception rates, ultimately relating to income. Conclusions: it is income inequalities that are the underlying cause of the differences of rates of teenage conceptions; this may in turn suggest why rates in the UK are so high.

    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
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/373

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