ERIC Number: EJ435456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Sexual Abuse as a Precursor to Prostitution and Victimization among Adolescent and Adult Homeless Women.
Simons, Ronald L.; Whitbeck, Les B.
Journal of Family Issues, v12 n3 p361-79 Sep 1991
Studied 40 adolescent runaways and 95 homeless women to examine impact of early sexual abuse on prostitution and victimization. Findings suggest that early sexual abuse increases probability of involvement in prostitution irrespective of influence of running away, substance abuse, and other deviant acts; only indirectly affects chances of victimization by increasing likelihood of lifestyle of risky activities. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A