Free school meal eligibility, which can be considered as a crude proxy measure for deprivation, is associated with both an increased rate of teenage conception, and an increased rate of continuing with a teenage pregnancy. Furthermore, area deprivation is associated with an increased risk of teenage pregnancy, even after the individual characteristics of the girls themselves have been taken into account. 2

 

 

References

  1. C. Crawford, J. Cribb and E. Kelly, “Teenage Pregnancy in England,” Centre for Analysis of Youth Transitions; Department for Education, 2013.
  2. C. Crawford, J. Cribb and E. Kelly, “Teenage Pregnancy in England,” Centre for Analysis of Youth Transitions; Department for Education, 2013.