Teenage Pregnancy And Poverty Essay

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(Poverty.org.uk, 2016)

The above graph shows that teenage pregnancy rate is most common amongst those from a manual background than those from managerial or professional background. The graph shows that 1.1% teenagers from a managerial or professional who were pregnant. 3.5% pregnancy rate amongst teenagers from an intermediate background and 8.4% pregnancy rate amongst teenagers from a routine or manual background. This proves that teenagers from manual backgrounds have higher pregnancy rate compare to teenagers from managerial or professional backgrounds. Therefore suggests that those from a manual background are more likely to get pregnant during their teens compared to those from a professional background. This is because those from
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Furthermore those from a manual background may not value education therefore prefer to have children and building their own families. Whereas teenagers from professional backgrounds will have been educated about contraception therefore they are less likely to get pregnant as they would be aware of contraception such as condoms, pills and other contraception methods. As a result they will have less teenage pregnancy rate and therefore able to go onto further education and gain more qualifications that will help them get better jobs in the future which will help them get a good job which pays well. Therefor they are less likely to experience poverty. This in turn links to poverty because it suggests that those who are from manual backgrounds are more likely to remain in those backgrounds in the near future therefore the children suffer from child poverty as they are unable to provide support and care …show more content…
This suggests that the social class and environment that people are brought up in does in fact influence the trends in teenage pregnancy rates. According to manchestereveningnews.co.uk (20016), Salford had the eighth highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the country compared to Manchester and Bury. The new figures have revealed that there were 46.1 girls per 1,000 population, aged between 15 and 17, who became pregnant in Salford between January and March last year. Whereas in Manchester 44.9 became pregnant and 44.5 in Bury who became pregnant. The statistic shows that Salford has the highest teenage pregnancy rate compared to the other regions. Therefore this may lead to higher poverty rates because there are more children being born amongst teenagers. As a result this will cause more demands from the council as they would need to provide more homes for teenage parents. Therefore this would lead to poverty as there will not be enough houses for teenage parents and therefore may have to live in rough conditions which will increase mortality rates in children. Furthermore if teenage parents have houses they may not be able to afford to live in them as they would have bills to pay and also have to support their children. This is worse if they do not have jobs and have to rely on benefits. As a result child poverty will rise as there will be more children living

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