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Correlates of Unintended Birth Among LowIncome Hispanic Immigrants at High Risk for Depression


  • Anna L. Christensen
  • Deborah F. Perry
  • Huynh-Nhu Le
  • Saifuddin Ahmed


This article examines the sociodemographic, including immigration-related, correlates of unintended birth among Hispanic immigrants. The study found that, similar to nationally representative findings, unintended birth was more common among younger women, single women and women not cohabiting with their partners, and women with more children. Additionally, women who had immigrated to the U.S. less than one year ago had almost a four times greater risk of a mistimed birth compared to women who had immigrated one to four years ago.

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  • Anna L. Christensen & Deborah F. Perry & Huynh-Nhu Le & Saifuddin Ahmed, 2011. "Correlates of Unintended Birth Among LowIncome Hispanic Immigrants at High Risk for Depression," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 0e355d234ebc49d689150ee4e, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:0e355d234ebc49d689150ee4ed7165d4

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    1. Jerry West & Lizabeth Malone & Lara Hulsey & Nikki Aikens & Louisa Tarullo, 2010. "Head Start Children Go to Kindergarten," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 26eecfe6190344e3a9436e0a2, Mathematica Policy Research.
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    Pregnancy Acculturation Hispanic Health;

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    • I - Health, Education, and Welfare


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