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Author: De Roos, Nicolas
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1. Acworth, Alex
De Roos, Nicolas
Katayama, Hajime
Substance Use and Adolescent Sexual Activity
Applied Economics 44,9 (2012): 1067-1079.
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keyword(s): Contraception; Gender Differences; Heterogeneity; Propensity Scores; Sexual Behavior; Substance Use

Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, we examine the relationship between initiating substance use and youth sexual behaviour. We employ a combination of panel data and propensity score matching techniques to control for observed and unobserved heterogeneity. The results indicate striking differences across gender. For males, initiating alcohol or marijuana use is positively and significantly associated with the likelihood of engaging in sexual intercourse and uncontracepted sexual intercourse. For females, in contrast, there is no robust evidence for such links.
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Acworth, Alex, Nicolas De Roos and Hajime Katayama. "Substance Use and Adolescent Sexual Activity." Applied Economics 44,9 (2012): 1067-1079.