The effects of economic conditions and access to reproductive health services on state abortion rates and birthrates.

@article{Matthews1997TheEO,
  title={The effects of economic conditions and access to reproductive health services on state abortion rates and birthrates.},
  author={Stephen G. Matthews and David C. Ribar and Michelle Wilhelm},
  journal={Family planning perspectives},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={52-60}
}
The effects that such factors as wages, welfare policies and access to physicians, family planning clinics and abortion providers have on abortion rates and birthrates are examined in analyses based on 1978-1988 state-level data and longitudinal regression techniques. The incidence of abortion is found to be lower in states where access to providers is reduced and state policies are restrictive. Calculations indicate that decreased access may have accounted for about one-quarter of the 5… CONTINUE READING
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