Educational outcomes in teenage pregnancy and parenting programs: Results from a demonstration

L. Warrick, J. B. Christianson, J. Walruff, P. C. Cook

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Abstract

A comparison of five in-school educational and service approaches offered at seven sites in Arizona to 789 pregnant and parenting teenagers shows that except for those who enroll in a program in their third trimester, pregnant and parenting teenagers who attend a comprehensive, school-based, community- linked program are significantly more likely to continue in school than are those who have no access to a special program. The comprehensive program's impact is greatest among Hispanic students, younger students, those in grades 9-10, those who are living with their partner and those who enter the program in the first trimester. Two of the program components-strong outreach efforts and case management-are believed to have an especially favorable impact on continuation in school.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-155
Number of pages8
JournalFamily Planning Perspectives
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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