The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime
Donohue, John J.
Levitt, Steven D.
- Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
mesheuropmc: reproductive and urinary physiology | humanities | embryonic structures | health care economics and organizations | social sciences
We offer evidence that legalized abortion has contributed significantly to recent crime reductions. Crime began to fall roughly 18 years after abortion legalization. The 5 states that allowed abortion in 1970 experienced declines earlier than the rest of the nation,...