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Conferences

Pregnancy Prevention and Welfare Reform

Keynote Speaker: Gov. Tommy Thompson

Friday, June 5, 1998
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

The 1996 welfare reform bill contained many provisions meant to reduce out-of- wedlock teen pregnancies and births, including requirements that minor parents must live at home or in an adult-supervised setting, and be in a school or training program.  In addition, $50 million per year is available to states for abstinence-only education; states that most decrease their "illegitimacy ratio" will be given bonuses; and states are allowed to impose family caps.  How are states implementing the reforms?  Is there evidence that the provisions are leading to the desired outcomes?

12:45 Registration and Check-In
1:00 Conference
Introduction and Moderator
Douglas Besharov, Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Affairs; Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute Remarks
Keynote Speech
Hon. Tommy Thompson, Governor of Wisconsin 
Panel 1: A Review of State Implementation
Richard P. Nathan, Professor, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, Albany Paper
Slides: Cover, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Marva L. Hammons, Director, Michigan Family Independence Agency Remarks
Slides
Jason A. Turner, Commissioner, New York City Human Resources Administration
Panel 2: Initital Assesments
Peter C. Van Dyck, Director of State and Community Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Sarah S. Brown, Director, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Paper
Robert Rector, Senior Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation  Paper
Slides
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