Teenage dating in the 1970s
They are also joined by Idaho and other rural states in the West.
These states share high rates of poverty and are home to religious conservatives who often see marriage as the solution to teenage sex and premarital pregnancy.
The acclaimed photographer, whose work is part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Mo MA, worked for over 25 years as a teacher at Malverne High School on Long Island.
It was here, starting in 1972, that he turned his camera on his students, documenting these pivotal years.
In this way, the work is a timeless, compelling visual diary that transcends the era in which it was shot.
The photographic bond that tied Szabo and his students together has continued throughout the years, with the photographer often hearing from them. They express their feelings and often say how great it was that I photographed them as teenagers,” Szabo tells us.
In both cases, poor girls in rural states accounted for the numbers.
Nothing in the law would have prevented the two from marrying if they’d had her parents’ permission.
Today southern states like Alabama, Kentucky and West Virginia have among the highest rates of minor marriage in the nation.
The overarching question this survey asks is basically: How much trouble are you getting into?
The answer, lately, has been, “Not that much at all” — especially when you compare today’s teens with their parents, who came of age in the early 1990s.
In the last 15 years, more than 207,000 minors have become legally wed in the United States, many marrying below the age of consent to sex in their states. This may be one reason – aside from liking his conservative politics – that voters in Alabama seem less disturbed by Roy Moore’s targeting of teenage girls.