Classic Case - Buying Time: The Dollar-a-Day Program

Buying Time: The Dollar-a-Day Program

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    Abstract:
    The Dollar-a-Day program created by Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood takes a novel approach to the problem of repeat pregnancies among the city's low-income teenagers: it pays girls a dollar for every day they do not get pregnant. Other than attendance at a weekly support group meeting, the program makes no demands on its participants. But Dollar-a-Day sparks an intense debate within the national Planned Parenthood Federation of America in New York: national board members believe paying poor teenagers not to get pregnant is coercive, and not in keeping with the organization's philosophy of reproductive choice for all.

    Learning Objective:
    The case poses ethical questions about incentive programs as public policy and offers an illuminating look at how a non-profit copes with a perceived challenge to its goals and mission.

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    Publication Date: January 1, 1990
    HKS Case Number: 961.0
    Case Author: Nancy Kates
    Faculty Lead: Marc Roberts
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 17
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 16-25
    _geography: US & Canada
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