Public Policy to Address Teen Pregnancy in Poor Communities
Decreased Economic Opportunity
Explain how pregnant teens have decreased employment opportunities after giving birth showing the need for public policy intervention to reduce teen pregnancy
Increased Social Cost
Explain how society is financially impacted and subsidizes poor teens who become mothers showing the need for public policy intervention to decrease teen pregnancy
Public Policy to Curb Teen Pregnancy
Use attached sources with policy strategies to describe the specific public policies that can be implemented to curtail teen pregnancy. Describe how these policies can be implemented in poor communities.
Conclude that the the policy implementations you discussed will benefit teens in poor communities by reducing teen pregnancies, thereby increasing the quality of life for the teen, increasing her economic opportunity, and decreasing public welfare funding.