Week 8 Notes
Week 8 Notes PAM 2030
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Date Created: 03/19/16
PAM 2030 Sassler Spring 2016 March 15, 2016: Midterm March 17, 2016 iclicker: high costs of teen childbearing has mostly to do with the costs of the child Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing: Social Problem? o Big Picture: a rise in non-marital births increased in past 5 decades, especially since the beginning of the 20 century 2008 (Great Recession): birth rates reversed another shift: cohabiting women are the majority (~60%) of all non-marital births in some European countries, these women are the majority of all births o why does it matter? unmarried women’s babies are at greater risk for adverse outcomes ex. birth weight, preterm birth, IMR unmarried women’s babies are likely to be unplanned mothers tend to be younger women for whom social and financial supports are limited most attention has been on teens but recently there’s been a shift towards women in their 20’s old focus: teen this is a hype, not a reality, since teen birth have been declining since 1990 1970 2007 Women’s ages 8% 17% 30 years and + 42% 60% 20 to 29 years 50% 23% Younger than 20 years o public policy factors: bio, soc, cultural proximate determinates: intercourse, conception, gestation cultural: sex ed curriculum design: not at all, abstinence only, comprehensive Abstinence: focuses on phase 1 (intercourse) o Title V: funded abstinence only education Education about contraception (phase 2, conception) age of debut and condom use has increased but conception rate is still high
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