Interdependence between sexual debut and church attendance in Italy

  title={Interdependence between sexual debut and church attendance in Italy},
  author={Marcantonio Caltabiano and Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna and Alessandro Rosina},
The influence of religion on an individual’s life-course in general – and on sexual behaviour in particular – has long been recognised by social scientists, although few studies have explored the reciprocal causal interdependence between religiosity and sexual debut, mainly in an overwhelmingly Catholic European context. In this paper, we study the dynamic bi-directional effect between first coital experience and discontinuance of church attendance among a representative sample of Italian… CONTINUE READING

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