publication . Article . 2005

I Did What Last Night? Adolescent Risky Sexual Behaviors and Substance Abuse

Michael Grossman; Sarah Markowitz;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: Eastern Economic Journal, volume 31, issue 3 Summer, pages 383-405
Risky sexual behaviors by teenagers have shown to be strongly correlated with drug and alcohol consumption. The purpose of this study is to examine the question of whether alcohol and drug use increases the likelihood that teenagers will engage in four risky sexual behaviors: having sex, sex with multiple partners, sex without a condom, and sex without birth control. Two-stage least squares and a reduced form model are used to account for the potential endogeneity of substance use. The finding that alcohol consumption (as defined by either heavy drinking or drinking any amount) is unrelated to the probability of having sex is consistent with the findings of prev...
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  • Project Code: 1R01DA012692-01A2
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