The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime (QJE 2001)

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Article

Authors Title Journal Year Edition Pages JEL Codes Keywords
John J. Donohue III, Steven D. Levitt The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime QJE 2001 2 379 - 420 J11, J13

Article information

Program code Data Readme Method(s) & estimation Data type Data used Origin of data used Software used (Version)
0 - not available online 0 - not available online 0 - not available online Macro, Panel abortion data are from the Alan Guttmacher Institute & crime data from, FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), 1985-1997 USA

Replication of this study

Authors Title Journal Year Edition Pages JEL Codes Keywords Replication type Replication result [refer to replication type 1 and 2] Raw data Call into question Authors statement
John R. Lott Jr., John Whitley Abortion and Crime: Unwanted Children and Out-of-Wedlock Births Yale L&E 2001 K4, D13, H11 Crime, Abortion, Out-of-wedlock births, Human capital 4 - (new methods & data) 4 - partially successful 0 - not available at all 1 - yes 2 - used new data/method and corrected error
Ted Joyce Did Legalized Abortion Lower Crime? JHR 2004 1 1-28 1 - yes
Theodore J. Joyce Further Tests of Abortion and Crime: A Response to Donohue and Levitt (2001,2004, 2006) NBER 2006 K14, K4 - 1 - yes
John R. Lott Jr., John Whitley Abortion and Crime: Unwanted Children and Out-of-Wedlock Births EI 2007 2 304–324 K42, K14, J24 4 - (new methods & data) 4 - partially successful - 1 - yes 1 - rejected results
Christopher L. Foote, Christopher F. Goetz The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime: Comment QJE 2008 1 407–423 I18, J13 2 - wide sense (new data) 4 - partially successful 0 - not available at all 1 - yes 2 - used new data/method and corrected error
Ted Joyce A Simple Test of Abortion and Crime REStat 2009 1 112-23 1 - yes

References & Notes


DOI: 10.1162/00335530151144050 IDEAS: a/oup/qjecon/v116y2001i2p379-420..html EconPapers: RePEc:oup:qjecon:v:116:y:2001:i:2:p:379-420


Replies: John J. Donohue III, Steven D. Levitt (2004), "Further Evidence That Legalized Abortion Lowered Crime: A Reply to Joyce", Journal of Human Resources 39(1), 29-49. DOI: 10.2307/3559004 IDEAS/RePEc: a/uwp/jhriss/v39y2004i1p29-49.html EconPapers: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:39:y:2004:i:1:p29-49
John J. Donohue III, Steven D. Levitt (2006), "Measurement Error, Legalized Abortion, and the Decline in Crime: A Response to Foote and Goetz (2005)", NBER working paper No. 11987, IDEAS/RepEC: p/nbr/nberwo/11987.html EconPapers:RePEc:nbr:nberwo:11987
John J. Donohue III, Steven D. Levitt (2008), "Measurement Error, Legalized Abortion, and the Decline in Crime: A Response to Foote and Goetz", QJE, 123(1): 425-40. DOI: 10.1162/qjec.2008.123.1.425 IDEAS/RePEc: a/oup/qjecon/v123y2008i1p425-440.html EconPapers: RePEc:oup:qjecon:v:123:y:2008:i:1:p:425-440

See also: Abortion and crime: who should you believe?, Steven D. Levitt, Freakonomics blog, May 15, 2005, includes a response to Abortion and Crime: Unwanted Children and Out-of-Wedlock Births (EI 2007) and a dead link to an email exchange between Steve Sailer and Steven D. Levitt that was published in Slate in 1999 (archived here).

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