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Schools that employ more minority teachers have lower minority teenage pregnancy rates

Atkins, Danielle and Wilkins, Vicky (2013) Schools that employ more minority teachers have lower minority teenage pregnancy rates. LSE American Politics and Policy (17 Oct 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The U.S. has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy among industrialized countries, something that policy-makers are eager to tackle, given the potential negative consequences for future health and economic outcomes. Looking at public schools in Georgia, Danielle Atkins and Vicky Wilkins have found that schools that have a greater representation of minority teachers also have reduced teen pregnancy rates. They argue that this may be because African-American students seek out role models that look like they do, and are able to form closer relationships with them due to their perceived (if not real) shared experiences and culture.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 14:17
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2014 08:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58290

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