IMPACT

Title

SLX 2020- Abstract

Advisor(s)

Andrea Stuiber

LEAD Facilitator

Hailey Munafo '22

LEAD Facilitator

Archan Das '21

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #5: Gender Equality

Start Date

28-4-2021 9:15 AM

End Date

28-4-2021 9:35 AM

Abstract

The gender disparity between poverty level can be linked to the Feminization of poverty. During the postwar WW2 baby boom, teen pregnancy--between two wedded teens-- became normal. Soon after the number of Divorces climbed exponentially but, alimony and child support did not cover the cost of living. Then Abortion was legalized in 1973 cutting teen pregnancy down, but the damage was already done. The “Cycle of poverty” had been kickstarted. By the 1980’s 2/3s of households headed by women received welfare, 52% of the women were unwed with children. Now 83% of those in poverty under the age of 18 are female. This is despite the fact 21% of females in high school have a job, while only 19% of males join the workforce. There are a few blaring issues to blame. Teen Pregnancy is used almost interchangeably with teen motherhood. Rejecting the idea of teen fathers. On top of this, states that see the most teen pregnancies-- being southern states-- also see higher rates of poverty. Throughout these states is Abstinence only sex education. States with abstinence only sex education have a higher rate of poverty and teen pregnancy. The solution to this issue is complicated but some of the effects can be negated though comprehensive Sex Education.

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SLX 2020- Abstract

The gender disparity between poverty level can be linked to the Feminization of poverty. During the postwar WW2 baby boom, teen pregnancy--between two wedded teens-- became normal. Soon after the number of Divorces climbed exponentially but, alimony and child support did not cover the cost of living. Then Abortion was legalized in 1973 cutting teen pregnancy down, but the damage was already done. The “Cycle of poverty” had been kickstarted. By the 1980’s 2/3s of households headed by women received welfare, 52% of the women were unwed with children. Now 83% of those in poverty under the age of 18 are female. This is despite the fact 21% of females in high school have a job, while only 19% of males join the workforce. There are a few blaring issues to blame. Teen Pregnancy is used almost interchangeably with teen motherhood. Rejecting the idea of teen fathers. On top of this, states that see the most teen pregnancies-- being southern states-- also see higher rates of poverty. Throughout these states is Abstinence only sex education. States with abstinence only sex education have a higher rate of poverty and teen pregnancy. The solution to this issue is complicated but some of the effects can be negated though comprehensive Sex Education.