The decline of teen birth rates: a statistical analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Nesson, Erik Dehning, Cassandra J. 2015-02-19T20:27:06Z 2015-02-19T20:27:06Z 2014-12
dc.identifier.other A-358
dc.description.abstract Teen pregnancy is a sensitive topic in today's society. While our culture has become more accepting of teenage pregnancy, even creating TV shows and movies based on the subject, it is still an area of concern for many people. One way to track teen pregnancy is to follow the trend of teen birth rates, which has been declining significantly in recent years. Several studies have attempted to pinpoint the exact cause of the decline. An analysis of the following eleven factors potentially contributing to teen birth rates gives a more broad sense of what may be happening in society: the number of rapes per 100,000 people; the number of abortions per 1000 women aged 15 19; the number of high school diplomas awarded per 1000 students; school expenditures per 100 students; the percentage of the population identifying as either Baptist, Mormon, Catholic, or Protestant; real per capita income per ten people; marriage rates; unemployment rates; and per-capita beer consumption rates. I analyze the following variables' statistical significance in a regression model in an attempt to understand what cultural factors may be contributing to the decline in teen birth rates. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Economics.
dc.title The decline of teen birth rates: a statistical analysis en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?) en_US

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