Intimacy Lectures: "Relationships and Sex among Young Americans" Paula England

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In this lecture, Professor Paula England illuminates the intimate lives of American adolescents and young adults. The focus is on how those who grew up with well-educated, middle class parents have different experiences than those with more disadvantaged origins. Do class origins affect how early youths become sexually active, their number of sexual partners, whether they “hook up,” whether they have same-sex partners, when they cohabit and marry, how consistently they contracept, whether they have unplanned pregnancies, and whether their births occur after marriage? The results show that some things differ a lot by class, while other things differ hardly at all.

3:30 - 5:00 PM
Nau 101