A Simple Test of Abortion and Crime

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Ted Joyce;
(2009)
  • Journal: The Review of Economics and Statistics, volume 91, issue 1 February, pages 112-123
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1162/rest.91.1.112
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: reproductive and urinary physiology | embryonic structures | health care economics and organizations | mental disorders

I first replicate Donohue and Levitt's results for violent and property crime arrest rates. I apply their data and specification to an analysis of age-specific homicide rates and murder arrest rates. The coefficients on the abortion rate have the wrong sign for two of t... View more
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