In each partnered week, the respondent was asked whether she had sexual intercourse: Women who were enrolled in postsecondary education used oral contraceptives more frequently and condoms less frequently than women who were not enrolled. Model 1 includes race only, and Model 2 adds the other sociodemographic characteristics, measures for adolescent experiences with sex and pregnancy, and a control for proportion of weeks in an exclusive partnership. Frustrated at being single in her late 30s, Yvonne invested several thousand pounds in an expensive matchmaking service. Poverty and family structure: Margaret Sanger and the birth control movement in America. Race was measured with the following question:
These strong preferences for delaying childbearing and marriage translate to contraceptive vigilance, given that the vast majority of young women have had sex by their early 20s Finer and Philbin
Black-White Differences in Sex and Contraceptive Use Among Young Women
Research in Human Development. How history, societies, and institutions define and shape life courses. We found that net of other variables, black women spent significantly less time in a relationship than did white women. Integrating individual- community- and societal-level theory and research. We also investigated whether the effect of disadvantage on the outcomes differed by race results not shown. Some were open to casual romance, but had stated that they would not consider a black woman as a long-term partner. Compared with their more-advantaged counterparts, young women from disadvantaged backgrounds e.