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Abortion and the Business Cycle in Sweden 1939-2010

Gary, Kathryn LU (2013) EKHR61 20131
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Abortion is an important aspect of the fertility decision and the impact of economic conditions on the wellbeing of individuals and families. This study investigates the relationship between business cycle indicators in the context of women’s growing importance in Sweden’s labor market and economy. It finds that female relative wages have had the strongest impact on increasing abortion demand. The influence of GDP per capita and relative cohort size have also been strong. Theses effects have been strongest in the period when abortion was available on a limited basis before 1975. The explanatory value on age-specific abortion demand after 1975 is mixed
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author
Gary, Kathryn LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR61 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Abortion, abortion rate, abortion ratio, Sweden, business cycle, OLS regression, women’s relative wages, twentieth century, fertility
language
English
id
4057982
date added to LUP
2013-11-05 16:13:26
date last changed
2013-11-05 16:13:26
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  abstract     = {Abortion is an important aspect of the fertility decision and the impact of economic conditions on the wellbeing of individuals and families. This study investigates the relationship between business cycle indicators in the context of women’s growing importance in Sweden’s labor market and economy. It finds that female relative wages have had the strongest impact on increasing abortion demand. The influence of GDP per capita and relative cohort size have also been strong. Theses effects have been strongest in the period when abortion was available on a limited basis before 1975. The explanatory value on age-specific abortion demand after 1975 is mixed},
  author       = {Gary, Kathryn},
  keyword      = {Abortion,abortion rate,abortion ratio,Sweden,business cycle,OLS regression,women’s relative wages,twentieth century,fertility},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Abortion and the Business Cycle in Sweden 1939-2010},
  year         = {2013},
}