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The Resource Abortion rates in the United States : the influence of opinion and policy, Matthew E. Wetstein

Abortion rates in the United States : the influence of opinion and policy, Matthew E. Wetstein

Label
Abortion rates in the United States : the influence of opinion and policy
Title
Abortion rates in the United States
Title remainder
the influence of opinion and policy
Statement of responsibility
Matthew E. Wetstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few studies make a direct connection between public opinion, public policies, and the behavior of the mass public. This book demonstrates for the first time that such a connection can be found when examining abortion politics in the United States. Using public opinion data for all fifty states, the author demonstrates the state policies to restrict abortion closely match the preferences of the mass public. More important, he shows a profound link between public opinion on abortion and abortion rates in the United States. Where state publics are more permissive in their attitudes toward abortion, state policies tend to be more permissive, and rates of abortion utilization tend to be higher. The book also explores the impact of policy changes on abortion rates. Using sophisticated statistical techniques, the author examines policy changes at both the state and national level. The analysis points to an intriguing paradox: national policy changes have no real effect on abortion rates, yet state policy changes do. This finding suggests that the states are the place to look for significant changes in abortion utilization in response to policy
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wetstein, Matthew E.
Dewey number
363.4/6/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • statistics
Series statement
SUNY series in health care politics and policy
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  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Public opinion
  • Abortion
  • United States
Label
Abortion rates in the United States : the influence of opinion and policy, Matthew E. Wetstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-143) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. The Link Between Public Opinion and Policy -- 2. The Supreme Court and Abortion Policy -- 3. The Impact of Policy Change: Courts and Legislatures -- 4. The Structure and Stability of Attitudes on Abortion -- 5. State Public Opinion and Abortion Policy -- 6. Abortion Policy in the United States -- 7. Explaining Abortion Rates in the United States -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
ocm42855900
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 153 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585075938
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42855900
Label
Abortion rates in the United States : the influence of opinion and policy, Matthew E. Wetstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-143) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. The Link Between Public Opinion and Policy -- 2. The Supreme Court and Abortion Policy -- 3. The Impact of Policy Change: Courts and Legislatures -- 4. The Structure and Stability of Attitudes on Abortion -- 5. State Public Opinion and Abortion Policy -- 6. Abortion Policy in the United States -- 7. Explaining Abortion Rates in the United States -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
ocm42855900
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 153 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585075938
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42855900

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