1980-1985 Philadelphia Study of Premarital Sex
Relations and Pregnancy Among Puerto Rican Youths
This 4-wave longitudinal study focuses on an initial sample of 505 urban Puerto Rican youths and their parents. Youths and parents were initially interviewed when the youths were in 10th grade at mean age 16.5, and then again at ages 17.5 and 18.5, regarding school dropout, delinquency issues, and demographic information. For the final wave, youths were interviewed retrospectively about their sexuality-related behaviors during adolescence (mean age at this final interview was 21). There is a focus on family and peer involvement concepts and variables which pertain to sexuality and pregnancy-related behavior and outcomes. This Data Set includes information from 531 respondents on 2,151 variables. Data Set numbers E1 through E4 refer to waves 1 through 4 respectively.