Sex differences in the characteristics of members lost to a longitudinal panel: A speculative research note

Denise Kandel, Victoria Raveis, John Logan

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Abstract

A nine-year follow-up of former adolescents reveals sex differences in the relative deviance and drug involvement of individuals lost to the panel in young adulthood. As expected, men who were reinterviewed were less deviant than the noninterviewed, while the opposite was observed among women. Specification by race indicates that the female pattern applies especially to nonwhites, but all women who are reinterviewed, irrespective of race, are no less deviant than the nonreinterviewed. The paradoxical finding for females may result from changing marital status in that particular period of the life cycle and an inverse relationship between delinquency and marriage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-575
Number of pages9
JournalPublic Opinion Quarterly
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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