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Austerity and Abortion in the European Union

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Economic hardship accompanying large recessions can lead families to terminate unplanned pregnancies. To assess whether abortions have risen during the recession, we collected crude abortion data from 2000 to 2012 from Eurostat for countries that had legal abortions and complete data. Declining trends in abortion ratios between 2000 and 2009 have been reversing. Excess abortions between 2010 and 2012 totaled 10.6 abortions per 1000 pregnancies ending in abortion or birth or 6701 additional ab...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/eurpub/ckw026

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
European journal of public health Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
3
Pages:
518-519
Publication date:
2016-03-23
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EISSN:
1464-360X
ISSN:
1101-1262
URN:
uuid:ce8d8798-0c35-4064-99c4-c1b8c6c01f54
Source identifiers:
611916
Local pid:
pubs:611916
Language:
English
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