Does Increased Abortion Lead to Lower Crime? Evaluating the Relationship between Crime, Abortion, and Fertility

@article{Sen2007DoesIA,
  title={Does Increased Abortion Lead to Lower Crime? Evaluating the Relationship between Crime, Abortion, and Fertility},
  author={Anindya Sen},
  journal={The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis \& Policy},
  year={2007},
  volume={7}
}
  • A. Sen
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy
Abstract Donohue and Levitt (2001) attribute over half of the decline in U.S. crime rates during the 1990s to abortion legalization. This paper conducts similar research by exploiting cross-province time-series variation in Canadian data. The use of Canadian data allows me to separate the effects of teenage abortions from general abortion rates. This distinction is important, as more than a quarter of the drop in violent crime can be attributed to the increase in teenage abortions that occurred… Expand

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