The influence of high school dropout and school disengagement on the risk of school-age pregnancy.

@article{Manlove1998TheIO,
  title={The influence of high school dropout and school disengagement on the risk of school-age pregnancy.},
  author={Jennifer S Manlove},
  journal={Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence},
  year={1998},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={187-220}
}
Data from the US National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 were used to model the influence of dropping out of school on school-age pregnancy. This cohort, in grade 8 in 1988, was reinterviewed in 1990, 1992, and 1994. 822 teens (13.3%)--20.1% of Hispanics, 10.1% of Whites, and 25.1% of Blacks--in this cohort had school-age pregnancies leading to live births and 60% of these teens dropped out at some point between grades 8-12. 28.2% dropped out before pregnancy and an additional 30.3% left… CONTINUE READING