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Thesis

Infant Homicide and Availability of Reproductive and Mental Health Services: A Comparison of Democratic and Republican States

26 July 2013

Abstract

Many infanticide researchers have focused on individual-level factors. This study considered community factors that may influence rates of infanticide, such the influence of political climate on the availability of reproductive and mental health services. Rates of infanticide and reproductive and mental health centers were compared for Democratic and Republican states. Results showed that, compared with Republican states, Democratic states had higher rates of abortion clinics and mental health and substance abuse treatment centers, along with lower rates of infanticide. This study highlights the need for inferential research in this area so that public and mental health officials can implement prevention strategies.


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