Title

The Influence of Educational Attainment on Teenage Pregnancy in Low-Income Countries: A Systematic Literature Review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 12-2019

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to review the association between education and teenage pregnancy in low- and lower-middle-income countries. Teenage pregnancy deters women from achieving educational goals and from maximizing their human capital. This study was conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement. Nine out of 4,980 articles scanned met the inclusion criteria for analysis, from 2008 to 2018. The results show reaching higher levels of education deters from teenage pregnancy in low- and lower-middle-income countries. Therefore, social work policies and programs should target access to education and school retention as a deterrence to teenage pregnancy.

DOI

10.5590/JSWGC.2019.04.1.02

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