Marriage Choices

Marriage Choices - Sociology 130 Marriage Choices Promises...

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Sociology 130 February 12, 2008 Marriage Choices Promises I Can Keep Selection Effect -If people choose to belong to a group, or “select” themselves, some differences between groups reflect preexisting differences between people. Examples: marriage, college education, employment Are problems associated with teen births caused by teen births? o Or, does poverty and disadvantage cause both teen births and the negative outcomes? Teen Births: -Births, pregnancies, and abortions among younger and older teens are down since the late 1980s Decline visible across white, blacks, and Hispanics -Why are teen births declining? Sexual initiation has decreased a little o From 53% in 1988 to 51% in 1995 Contraception increased a little o From 78% in 1988 to 80% in 1995 Biggets effect: more effective methods of contraception o Especially long-acting methods, like Depo-Provera Reasons for decline 1995-2002: o 14% of decline is due to less sex o 86% is due to changing contraceptive use
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course SOCI 130 taught by Professor Cohen during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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