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Behavioral Economics : Risky Behavior

What is Risky Behavior Amoung Youths in Behavioral Economics? How does it affect the economy? What impact upon does it have on lives and the livilihood of the people or upon a major sector of the economy. How does this impact consumers/people. What role does the government if any? Where can graphics or statistics can be attain.

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Risky behavior among youths is defined as behavior by people less than nineteen years of age that might have important harmful future ramifications. Examples of such behaviors include smoking, drinking, unprotected sex, drug addiction, and crime. Such risky behavior among youths creates negative externalities on other members of society. Negative externalities like crime, or behaviors like alcohol and drug use which can lead to crime and automobile accidents leads to an increased dependency on the state. A major concern in preventing early pregnancy among girls is the harm done to society (and to the children born). A ...