Study: Black Students With Black Teachers Reduces Teen Pregnancy

Black Teachers Reduces Teen Pregnancy

According to The Huffington Post on Thursday, while teenage pregnancies in African American and Latin American communities have doubled compared to Caucasian communities, research has found that a high number of teachers has helped reduce the number of teenage pregnancies.

According to a new study from the University of Georgia, published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, an increase in the number of teachers can reduce teen pregnancy rates.

The study analyzed data from Georgia public schools from 2002 to 2006, and teenage pregnancy rates by region. Researchers Vicky Wilkins and Danielle Atkins compared teacher high school enrollment and regional pregnancy reporting rates.

They found a 10 percent increase in African and American teachers would lead to fewer African and American youth pregnancies in each region. The regions with 20 to 29 percent of African and American teachers have experienced significant reductions in teenage pregnancies, fewer pregnancies of 18.8 students per 1,000 students.

  • Teen pregnancy is linked to primary schooling in the eighteenth year
  • The rate of US teenage pregnancies is very high in rural areas
  • 20% of teen pregnancies already have other children

The report builds on previous research that showed how representative representation can improve the conditions of a particular group or community. Investigators found that “equitable representation creates new forms of political power for whites and the poor, with both parties traditionally refusing to secure appropriate power in the country.”

Despite steady declines, the U.S. It still leads the highest rate of teenage birth in any developed country.

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