Prohibiting Sex or Prohibiting True Love? An Empirical Assessment of Effect of Statutory Rape Law on Teenage Marriage in Japan∗

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Statutory rape law that criminalizes a sexual relationship that involves those under the age of consent for the sexual behavior has been viewed as a way to protect youths from adults’ exploitation and teenage childbearing. The same law also has been criticized as interfering into “true love” or “serious marriage,” especially in Japan where the cohabitation… (More)

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@inproceedings{Akabayashi2009ProhibitingSO, title={Prohibiting Sex or Prohibiting True Love? An Empirical Assessment of Effect of Statutory Rape Law on Teenage Marriage in Japan∗}, author={Hideo Akabayashi and Akihito Toda}, year={2009} }