Hussey, Andrew and Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy, Alex and Walker, Jay (2010): AIDing Contraception: HIV and Recent Trends in Abortion Rates.
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Since the onset of HIV/AIDS awareness in the early 1980s, much attention has centered around the substantial negative effects of the disease throughout the world. This paper provides evidence of a secondary effect the disease has had on sexual behavior in the United States. Using a difference-in-differences estimation framework and state level data, we show that the perceived threat of HIV resulted in a drop in unwanted pregnancies, as demonstrated by a lower incidence of abortions. Our results suggest that each additional reported case of HIV per 1,000 individuals resulted in 85.5 fewer abortions per 1,000 live births.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||AIDing Contraception: HIV and Recent Trends in Abortion Rates|
|Keywords:||HIV, abortion, fertility|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I30 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J13 - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health
|Depositing User:||Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy|
|Date Deposited:||25. Feb 2010 08:41|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 10:18|
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