State Abortion Restrictions and Child Fatal-Injury: An Exploratory Study

@inproceedings{Sen2007StateAR,
  title={State Abortion Restrictions and Child Fatal-Injury: An Exploratory Study},
  author={Bisakha Sen},
  year={2007}
}
This paper tests the hypothesis that state-level restrictions on abortion access are linked to increases in child fatal-injury rates. The rationale is that such restrictions may disproportionately increase births of “unwanted” children as well as births to young, single, and low socioeconomic–status mothers, which in turn may lead to more adverse child outcomes—including more child fatal injury deaths. The paper uses state-level data on child fatal injuries in the 0–4 age group for 1981–2002… CONTINUE READING