Population Research and Policy Review

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 597–605 | Cite as

A pooled time-series analysis of abortion demand

  • Marshall H. Medoff


This study estimates the demand for abortion in the United States using state data pooled over years 1992 and 1982. The empirical results showed that the price elasticity of abortion demand ranged from -0.70 to -0.99 and an income elasticity between 0.27 and 0.35. The demand for abortion was found (1) not to be statistically related to a woman's educational level; (2) to be higher the greater a state's taste for abortion; (3) coincident with the business cycle; and (4) not to be related to the level of a state's welfare payment.

Abortion demand Time-series analysis 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marshall H. Medoff
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  1. 1.California State UniversityLong BeachUSA

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