Sexual Activity

By: South, Scott J., Haynie, Dana L., and Sunita Bose.

Analyzing data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health where respondents reported being virgins in an initial interview, these researchers find that living in a two-parent family decreased the likelihood of engaging in sexual activity before a subsequent interview.

Residential mobility and the onset of adolescent sexual activity. Journal of Marriage and Family 67 (2): 499-514.