Coloured youth have later sexual debut and spend less time in school after the age of sexual debut. At the same time, research on educational outcomes has shown a weak connection between grade attainment and basic knowledge Lloyd, Acknowledgments Support for this research was provided by the U. When we estimate this regression without conditioning on sexual debut not shownthe estimated impact of grade attainment is not significant for girls. We show that most sexual activity begins while students are still enrolled in school, and that pregnancy is not entirely incompatible with continued schooling. We estimate a statistically significant positive effect of a household shock on female sexual debut.
Turning to the literacy and numeracy evaluation LNEwe estimate significant negative effects of the LNE score on sexual debut for both males and females.
American Adolescents’ Sources of Sexual Health Information
Evidence on the timing of first sexual initiation points to several important implications for childbearing and other transitions to adulthood. Without information on the sequencing of events it is not possible to identify whether young adults were doing poorly in school and then got pregnant or whether they got pregnant and ended up not finishing high school, for example. The median age of marriage of women aged was Household income per capita in rands per month. Coloured and white girls are less likely to become sexually active in their teenage years than African girls, with similar racial differences among males. Chin HB et al.