Context and Conscience: Public Attitudes Toward Abortion in Mexico
John P. Tuman
UNLV - Department of Political Science
UNLV - Department of Women's Studies
Ted G. Jelen
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper
In recent years, abortion has become a salient issue in Mexican politics. In this study, we intend to use data from the World Values Surveys to acertain the correlates of attitudes toward abortion among Mexican mass publics. We will examine the effects of attitudinal variables (respect for life, attitudes toward sexual morality, feminism, ideology), religious variables (Catholicism, doctrinal orthodoxy, church attendance) demographic variables (gender, age, education, female labor force participation) and region. We estimate models with ordered logistic regression, while controlling for regional effects and other influences on attitudes.
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Keywords: abortion; Mexico; public health; developing areas; attitudes.
Date posted: March 29, 2010 ; Last revised: April 2, 2010