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Teen Birth Rates

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by a_propagandist, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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  2. Miles Teg

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  3. silver 2039

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    That's ok we'll blame that on the black people again.
     
  4. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    EDIT: Confused. :confused:
     
  5. emzie

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    Anyone else find it odd seeing birth statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention?
     
  6. silver 2039

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    Are there large population of blacks in Idaho and South Dakota?
     
  7. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    Folks, the issue isnt measured along conservative or librul lines.

    The South had the highest teen birth rates when the Dems controlled the South prior to the Republican 'southern strategy'.

    Its got nothing to do with political idealism.
     
  8. Miles Teg

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    Seems to me like it was always controlled by Dixiecrats
     
  9. downtown

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    No, it doesn't...but I think it does show a bit of a failure in the the political base of the "traditional values" movement.
     
  10. MobBoss

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    I think it just means Southern girls are easy. /meh.

    Regardless of their political affiliation....
     
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    :lol: allow me to say: merk got pawned!
     
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    Huh? He suggested the north had a lower teen birth rate because of abortions...this graph seems to suggest that.
     
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    go find the correlation.























    right. there is none.
     
  14. LucyDuke

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    Guys, those are rankings. Low numbers mean lots of abortions. As in California is #1 in abortions.

    Or that they just don't use contraception.
     
  15. holy king

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    i stand corrected and shall cower in the corner in shame.
     
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    EDIT: Lucy pointed out the misconseption I thought might be happening.
     
  17. Miles Teg

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    Exactly. Note the low rankings in the upper midwest and and southwest to states like Florida, Virginia and and NC. Also, it seems the old jokes about Catholic girls may be misleading.
     
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    Apology? Something? Anything? Come on.

    Look, there's a few things worth mentioning here.

    First is that the real problem is NOT teen birth rates. The real problem is TEEN PREGNANCY and it is a prominent problem across all walks of life. Poor people and people in the south are just more likely to bring those babies to term. One of the reasons that southerners are more likely to bring babies to term is BECAUSE they have family values. They cherish family. They are more likely to take their lumps when life hands it to them. It's fine to point out that the south is generally less educated, but it's completely wrong to suggest that since teen pregnancy occurs that these folks "in general" lack family morals.

    Hispanics also represent a problem here. Hispanics generally have EXTREMELY strong family values, but they also have lots of teenaged pregnancy. This is one reason why Nevada has a teen birth rate problem. They have lots of hispanics. It doesn't mean there's a family values problem though.

    I don't believe that poverty in and of itself causes teen pregnancy either. It's a lack of education, and a lack of personal responsibility. Contrary to popular belief, poor kids can make it through life without getting a chick knocked up, or getting knocked up.

    This thread proves one thing and one thing only. Correlation does not equal causation.
     
  19. MobBoss

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    Classic. :goodjob:

    And Merk is absolutely correct.

    The teen birth rate is a different stat than the teen pregnancy rate. If we added in all the babies that were otherwise aborted to that teen birth graph, those colors would be a tad bit more even all around.
     
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    Why are you laughing at the south? At least they're taking a bit more responsibility for their mistakes.

    I'm so proud to be a New Yorker. We flush all kinds of unwanted babies down the toilet. And somehow this makes us morally superior to Mississippi.
     

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