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Welfare Generosity, Abortion Access, and Abortion Rates: A Comparison of State Policy Tools

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  • Laura S. Hussey

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This article tests if welfare generosity is related to abortion rates, allowing effects to vary by program type and abortion policy context. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Laura S. Hussey, 2010. "Welfare Generosity, Abortion Access, and Abortion Rates: A Comparison of State Policy Tools," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 91(1), pages 266-283.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:1:p:266-283
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