Empirical Economic Bulletin, An Undergraduate Journal


This research paper investigates the determinants of teen pregnancy to uncover potential correlations among several social and economic factors. The study incorporates empirical data into a multivariate linear regression model to examine the impact of various socioeconomic variables such as education, income, health expenditure, abortion rates, and derive a comparison of the status of teen pregnancies among OECD countries. This study expands earlier research that concentrated on several of the most developed nations by emphasizing the socioeconomic status of women throughout the OECD members and uncovering the significance of governmental initiatives to improve such status. This study also aims to declare the fiscal and political implications that associate with high teen pregnancy rates such as lower college enrollment and high welfare dependency. The conclusions drawn support both positive and negative correlations between the socioeconomic factors included in the model and teen pregnancy rates.