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Premarital Sex – Lessons from American Experience


  • Rena, Ravinder


All over the world and in most of the current society and culture, most people consider premarital sex acceptable and harmless, but the major problem of premarital is sex that it often leads to divorce. The behavior and emotional problems are much higher in premarital sex situations than in marriages. An attempt is made to delve into the problems involved in premarital sex. The paper also provides some research findings of American experience, pointing out some implications for policy development and for the youth.

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  • Rena, Ravinder, 2005. "Premarital Sex – Lessons from American Experience," MPRA Paper 12625, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Mar 2006.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:12625

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    Youth; Society; Culture; Pre-marital sex; Schools and Colleges;

    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid


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