1971 U.S. National Survey of Young Women
Investigators: John Kantner & Melvin Zelnik

This study was aimed at documenting the sexual behavior and practices of adolescent females in the U.S. Two national probability samples were drawn, one of females aged 15 to 19 living in households in the continental U.S. in 1971, and one of university students living in dorms. A total of 4,611 women participated in the study. Data were collected primarily through in-person interviews, with questions presumed to be more sensitive asked in a self-administered questionnaire. Information was obtained regarding frequency of sexual behavior, contraceptive use, pregnancy, childbearing, and abortion, as well as basic background information (e.g., marital status, religion, education, employment status, family structure and family socioeconomic status). DAAPPP Data Set No. B8 includes all 516 variables from the original study.

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