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A study into factors affecting risky behaviours among youths


Sanjay Rode



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2013, Volume : 9, Issue : 4
First page : ( 318) Last page : ( 329)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2322-0430.9.4.016

A study into factors affecting risky behaviours among youths

Rode Sanjay
Assistant Professor, S.K.Somaiya College, Mumbai University, Mumbai, India. E-mail:

JEL Classification: D10, K42, Z13, Z18

Online published on 26 November, 2013.

In Mumbai metropolitan region, male are involved in driving vehicles, smoking cigarettes, physical fight, drinking alcohol. The females are depressed and malnourished. The logistic regression for multiple risky behaviors shows that those youths walk to college, spend more time in college, travel by train and car at home have multiple risky behaviors. There is need to teach youth about ethical behavior in respect of driving, drinking and smoking. Parents can play a proactive role in educating them about the norms of life. Long term policies at household, society and regional level are required to reduce the risky behaviors of youths.

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