ERIC Number: EJ717400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Did Legalized Abortion Lower Crime?
Journal of Human Resources, v39 n1 p1-28 Win 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, Legal Responsibility, Criminal Law, Homicide, Crime, Cohort Analysis
University of Wisconsin Press, Journals Division, 1930 Monroe St., Madison, WI 53711-2059. Web site: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/jhr/home.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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