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Don’t Drink and… Avoid Risky Sex of Your Peers: The Influence of Alcohol Consumption of Opposite-Gender Peers on Youth Risky Sexual Behavior

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  • Pertold, Filip

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    (Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business)

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I estimate the effect of opposite-gender peer drinking on individual risky sexual behavior among Czech youth. The identification strategy relies on two main controls for individual and groupspecific unobservables. First, younger schoolmates’ sexual behavior is a control for school-specific attitudes toward sexual behavior. Second, pre-determined individual pre-secondary-school alcohol consumption is used to control for self-selection into schools of individuals with specific attitudes toward alcohol. As opposed to Waddell (2010), I find that female drinking affects the male propensity to have unprotected sex, while male drinking does not have such an effect on female behavior. This finding corresponds to the fact that females have usually older sexual partners than males

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Paper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 11-3.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:aareco:2011_003

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Keywords: Peer effects; Sexual behavior; Drinking;

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