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Whitaker, Stephan – Economics of Education Review, 2011
This analysis examines whether the legalization of abortion changed high school graduation rates among the children selected into birth. Unless women in all socio-economic circumstances sought abortions to the same extent, increased use of abortion must have changed the distribution of child development inputs. I find that higher abortion ratios…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Graduation, Educational Attainment, Pregnancy
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Ananat, Elizabeth Oltmans; Gruber, Jonathan; Levine, Phillip – Journal of Human Resources, 2007
The early-1970s abortion legalization led to a significant drop in fertility. We investigate whether this decline represented a delay in births or a permanent reduction in fertility. We combine Census and Vital Statistics data to compare the lifetime fertility of women born in early-legalizing states, whose peak childbearing years occurred in the…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Females, Childlessness, Birth Rate
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Joyce, Ted – Journal of Human Resources, 2004
Changes in homicide and arrest rates were compared among cohorts born before and after legalization of abortion and those who were unexposed to legalized abortion. It was found that legalized abortion improved the lives of many women as they could avoid unwanted births.
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Delinquency, Females, Quality of Life
Hardy, Clifford A. – Improving College and University Teaching, 1976
Student attitudes toward current controversial problems (bussing for racial integration, legalization of abortion, and legalization of marijuana) were studied with regard to social class. The 1960 revision of the Purdue Master Attitude Scale was used. (LBH)
Descriptors: Abortions, Attitude Measures, Bus Transportation, Higher Education
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Rosen, Raye Hudson – Adolescence, 1980
This paper examines the extent to which teenagers involve their parents in decision making on the resolution of unwanted conceptions, even though legalization of abortion allows them to terminate their pregnancies without parental knowledge. (RMH)
Descriptors: Abortions, Adolescents, Decision Making, Females
Mulberry, Stella L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This quantitative study utilized secondary self-reported data from the 2008 administration of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey from two Texas public universities to investigate the pre-college demographic, academic, attitude, behavioral, and familial factors that may relate to students' self-reported political…
Descriptors: Military Service, Race, Institutional Research, Citizenship
Undy, Harry, Ed. – 1977
Published for secondary school youth in England, the PROBE series presents provocative information and discussion questions on topical themes. The focus of this issue is on aspects of medicine which raise moral dilemmas for doctors, patients, and society in general. This issue contains case studies which illustrate ethical questions raised by the…
Descriptors: Abortions, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Death, Decision Making
Sigel, Roberta S.; Reynolds, John V. – 1977
Attitudes of 46 college women and their mothers toward the contemporary women's movement were compared. Three possible types of attitude congruence were hypothesized: (1) that mothers and daughters would agree on women's issues because they both have experienced discrimination based on sex, (2) that a generation gap of conflicting attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Females, Feminism, Generation Gap