Do Parental Involvement Laws Reduce Adolescent Abortion Rates?
AbstractThis study assesses the impact of parental involvement laws on adolescent abortion rates and pregnancy rates. The analysis estimates abortion rate and pregnancy rate models using state-level data pooled over time for adolescents aged 15-17 compared to older teens aged 18-19 and adults aged 20-44. The results indicate that parental involvement laws reduce adolescent abortion rates and may, to a lessor degree, reduce adolescent pregnancy rates. Thus, the findings imply that enforcement of parental involvement laws will increase adolescent fertility rates. Copyright 1994 Western Economic Association International.
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Volume (Year): 12 (1994)
Issue (Month): 2 (04)
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