The economic analysis of social customs: the case of pre-marital sex
Samuel Cameron ()
Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2001, vol. 11, issue 4, 457-473
This paper uses a sample of 18,876 adults aged 16-59 from to estimate logit equations of the determinants of support for the custom of abstaining from pre-marital sex. Three sets of equations are estimated separately for males and females; one set for disapproval of pre-marital sex, one set for disapproval of one night stands and another set for a proxy for involvement in pre-marital sex. These results confirm some expected male-female differences and also show a polarisation amongst the population in their support for, and observance of, customs and practices related to abstaining from sex before marriage.
Keywords: Customs; -; Sex; and; marriage; -; Estimation; -; Equilibria (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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