Roe Vs. Wade On Low Income Economies

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4. Effect of Roe vs. Wade on low income economies. 4.1. Abortions This theory exemplifies the law of diminishing returns, as the original shock impact of lack of children is reduced as the effect becomes more and more normalized, and abortion decreases its own consumer base as time passes. Looking at the number of abortions since Roe, it quickly becomes evident that there is a definite decline in the rate of abortions before there is a decline in the number of abortions, because although abortion rates decrease over time for a variety of factors (including institutionalized push-back and anti-abortion propaganda), the rising population up until Roe offsets what otherwise would have been a decrease in abortion numbers[Fig 4.1.1].…show more content…
this year(Number of Abortions). Assuming the abortion rate remains constant for the rest of this year, there will be approximately 1,093,000 abortions this year, which is about 73% of the 1980s level: a 3-6% spike, similar to the spike in 1990. Since nearly a third of daughters of single mothers have teenage pregnancies, as compared to just 1 out of 20 from dual parent households, preventing children in those types of situations from being born prevents unwanted grandchildren from ever being conceive, further decreasing the abortion rate(Wilcox). 4.2. Alcohol Still looking at products that are used more by the lower income demographic, alcohol is generally considered one of the more prevalent consumer goods to fit that description. Heavy drinkers consume considerably more than their fair share of alcohol, with the top 20% of the population consuming 75% of the alcohol in the U.S.[Fig. 4.2.1]. Additionally, since just over 20% of the low income population drinks excessively at least once a week[Fig. 4.2.2], low income contributes more to the alcohol industry than either of the two other socioeconomic groups. This means that if there was a decrease in the lower income population, a subsequent decrease in alcohol sales would be in order. Source: Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use, Economics and Public Health Policy Since the average age for someone to start drinking is 15, we can expect a drop in alcohol
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