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The Impact of a Ban on Legalized Abortion on Adolescent Childbearing in New York City

  • Theodore J. Joyce
  • Naci H. Mocan

This paper attempts to forecast the change in adolescent childbearing among New York City residents following a ban on legalized abortion. With monthly data on the number of births to white and black adolescents from January, 1963 to December, 1987 we used an interrupted time-series analysis to estimate the change in adolescent childbearing that followed the liberalization of the New York State abortion law in 1970. We found the level of births to black adolescents living in New York City fell 18.7 percent between 1970 and 1971, or approximately 142 fewer births per month (p

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Date of creation: Jun 1989
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Publication status: published as "The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Adolescent Childbearing in New York City." From American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 80, No. 3, pp. 273-278 , (March 1990).
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:3002
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