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A buck-a-day — that's the incentive being offered to young girls to keep them from getting pregnant.

But it's not as good as it sounds — you also have to attend a weekly meeting.  Here is more information.

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Also discussed here, http://emergentfool.com/2009/06/09/paying-women-to-not-get-pregnant/

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Self Selection Bias on the reported results?

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If a girl drops out or gets pregnant, her money is divided among the other girls still in the program.

How's THAT for a perverse incentive?

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i hear a good strategy to reduce teen pregnancy is to introduce electricity to the region -- have they tried this?

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Going with the theory presented in freakonomics on Roe v Wade and its lagged effect on crime, does this mean there will be less crime in 15-20 years? Obviously, things are slightly different, but it's pretty close.

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