The Economic Effects of Abortion Access: A Review of the Evidence
Anna Bernstein, M.P.H., Kelly Jones, Ph.D.
July 18, 2019
A large body of research has examined the effects of abortion access on fertility and health outcomes. A number of studies have also established associations between abortion access and economic outcomes. This paper summarizes a smaller body of literature that identifies the causal impacts of abortion access on economic outcomes, indicating how women’s economic security is directly affected by access to abortion.