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Is MTV's 16 and Pregnant "A Great Form of Birth Control"?

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 9:57 AM

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Media images of violence and sex are often blamed for negative social attitudes and behaviors, but pinning down its actual impact is notoriously difficult. Do these images in TV and movies actually foster and encourage antisocial behavior or merely reflect what is...

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Income Inequality, Economic Despair, and Teen Childbearing

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 2:23 PM

Teens in the United States are considerably more likely to give birth than their counterparts in other developed countries. Despite a decline of almost 50 percent over the past two decades, rates of teen childbearing in the United States are twice as high as in Canada...

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