Abortion and Woman’s Choice: The State, Sexuality, and by Rosalind Pollack Petchesky

By Rosalind Pollack Petchesky

A holistic figuring out of abortion from a feminist viewpoint, together with the historical past of its perform and country rules to comprise it; the social, financial, and cultural stipulations less than which girls put it to use; and the felony, ethical, and political battles that encompass it.

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The impact of poverty risks varies among women and over women’s life courses, as it is linked to their responsibility for caring and domestic work: women draw income from men, the labour market and the welfare state in different proportions, according to the burden of caring responsibilities, time constrains, life chances and choices (Lewis, 1993; Scheiwe, 1994). Power within marriage and the family is directly related to the control of financial resources and to the degree of participation in the labour market.

As already noted, HPS are conducted using repeated interviews carried out at fixed intervals which could be anything from every 2-3 months to once a year (with some significant exceptions) (see Appendix for details). The shorter the time interval, the easier it is for a relationship to develop with the interviewees, ensuring a high and constant percentage of response over time. Usually, the composition of the population is dynamic in two ways: on the one hand, it changes over time, in terms both of entrants (through births and immigration) and leavers (through deaths and emigration).

Thus, rotating panel surveys combine the features of both panel and repeated cross-section studies. Two important examples of longitudinal studies which use rotation are the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) in Canada, and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) in the US (Kalton and Lepkowski, 1985; Citro and Kalton, 1993). Split panels are also referred to as ‘classic’ panels which include a rotating sample that is interviewed alongside another sample of the long-term panel members.

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