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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

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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
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DLC
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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
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
W46 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
Series statement
SUNY series in health care politics and policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Public opinion
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Abortion, Legal
  • Public Opinion
  • Public Policy
  • United States
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
32395973
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 153 pages
Isbn
9780791428481
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95002884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
32395973
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 153 pages
Isbn
9780791428481
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95002884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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