Monday, October 29, 2007

Positive Trends On Teenage Pregnancy 

Susan Levine of the Washington Post reports today that across the Washington D.C. region the number of teen pregnancies and birth rates have dropped dramatically. For example, in the District, where the decrease has been most pronounced, in 1996 there were 10.2 births per 100 teens with that number cut to 4.2 in 2005.

The reporter points to the work of a number of non-profits in making this progress, but Ms. Levine should have credited Charles Murray and his book "Losing Ground," which eventually led to welfare reform in this country, as the major influences on teen behavior.

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