DO FEMALES ENGAGE IN LESS EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIRS THAN MALES IN INDIA?

Ruma Kundu, Kul Bahadur Chhetri, Girijasankar Mallik

Abstract


The present study tries to examine the possible determinants of extramarital affairs in Sikkim for men and women. Collecting data for 178 individuals from a hill state (Sikkim) in India this study found that higher religiousness, marriage satisfaction and education linked with a decreased likelihood of EMA significantly and probability of having EMA increases with higher income. Using Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition method this study further found that there is no significant difference between men and women in their response to an act of EMA, but rural people have higher chance of having an EMA than their urban counterparts in Sikkim.


Keywords


India, Sikkim, Extramarital affairs, Logit, Blinder-Oaxaca

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