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Premarital Sex in AmericaHow Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying$
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Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199743285

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743285.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) One Introduction
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Premarital Sex in America
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Mark Regnerus (Contributor Webpage)

Jeremy Uecker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743285.003.0001

This chapter introduces the topic of premarital sex in America and highlights several introductory themes before describing the book’s parameters, data sources, and directions. Its brief discussions include the changing definition of premarital sex, the nature of emerging adulthood, the sexual significance of turning 18, and the scope of heterosexuality among contemporary emerging adults.

Keywords:   emerging adulthood, heterosexuality, premarital sex, Add Health, NSFG

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