• Heritage Action
  • More
  • 1-10 of 10
  • Center for Data Analysis Report posted February 5, 2007 by Michael J. New, Ph.D. Analyzing the Effect of State Legislation on the Incidence of Abortion Among Minors

    The reduction in the incidence of abortion during the 1990s became a topic of much discussion during the 2004 presidential election. Between 1990 and 1999, the number of reported legal abortions declined by 18.4 percent.[1] Some commentators noted that this decline took place during the Administration of President Bill Clinton, who supported abortion rights and argued…

  • Commentary posted August 25, 2006 by Michael J. New, Ph.D. Work works

    States of success. As NRO readers know, this week marks the tenth anniversary of the passage of welfare reform, which remains one of the best public-policy success stories of the past decade. However, the drumbeat of revisionist history has begun. Many critics of welfare reform, including columnist Clarence Page, are giving the economy credit for…

  • Center for Data Analysis Report posted August 17, 2006 by Michael J. New, Ph.D. Welfare Reform at 10: Analyzing Welfare Caseload Fluctuations, 1996-2002

    Ten years ago, President Bill Clinton signed land­mark welfare reform legislation into law. While pre­vious attempts at reform resulted in only cosmetic changes, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 has had a meaningful and lasting impact on the fed­eral welfare regime. PRWORA ended the entitlement status of Aid to…

  • Center for Data Analysis Report posted July 25, 2006 by Michael J. New, Ph.D. The Effect of State Regulations on Health Insurance Premiums: ARevised Analysis

    The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 45.8 mil­lion Americans (15.7 percent of the total popula­tion) lack health insurance.[2] Even though many are uninsured for only part of the time in a given year, the persistently high number of Americans without health insurance continues to inspire an intense debate in policy circles, with both Democrats and…

  • Center for Data Analysis Report posted July 18, 2006 by Michael J. New, Ph.D. Getting It Wrong: How The New York Times Misinterprets AbortionStatistics and Arrives at Incorrect Conclusions

    On March 6, 2006, The New York Times ran a front-page article arguing that parental involvement laws have been ineffective at reducing the incidence of abortion among teens.[1] The authors collected data from six states that recently passed parental involvement legislation. They found that, both before and after the enactment of parental involve­ment laws, the ratio…

  • WebMemo posted March 7, 2006 by Michael J. New, Ph.D. A Lesson in Data and Analysis for the New York Times

    Yesterday, The New York Times published a front-page article, "Scant Drop in Abortion Rates if Parents are Told," that reported the newspaper's conclusion that recently-enacted parental involvement laws have not reduced the incidence of abortion among teens.[1] On its surface, the newspaper's statistical analysis appears convincing, but a closer look at its data and…

  • Center for Data Analysis Report posted January 23, 2006 by Michael J. New, Ph.D. Using Natural Experiments to Analyze the Impact of State Legislation on the Incidence of Abortion

    During the 2004 election, there was a substantial amount of discussion about whether or not "pro-life" legislation[1] effectively reduces the incidence of abortion. Some religious leaders and political com­mentators urged pro-life voters to consider issues besides abortion when voting. Most of them argued that there is little that elected officials can do to stop…

  • Commentary posted November 17, 2005 by Michael J. New, Ph.D. Excessive Health Insurance Regulation Leads to High Costs

    It's a problem that vexes policymakers in both parties: reducing the large number of Americans who lack health insurance. At any given time, the Census Bureau estimates, about 15 percent of the total population lacks health coverage. Many argue for greater government intervention in health care. How ironic, since government policy, particularly…

  • Center for Data Analysis Report posted October 27, 2005 by Michael J. New, Ph.D. The Effect of State Regulations on Health Insurance Premiums: A Preliminary Analysis

    For more up-to-date research on the state insurance markets, visit our State Initiatives section at: http://www.heritage.org/research/healthcare/stateinitiatives/ The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 45.8 million Americans (15.7 percent of the total population) lack health insurance.[1] Even though many are uninsured for only part of the time in a given…

  • Center for Data Analysis Report posted January 21, 2004 by Michael J. New, Ph.D. Analyzing the Effects of State Legislation on the Incidence of Abortion During the 1990s

    The 1990s saw both the election and re-election of a "pro-choice" President.1 However, the "pro-life" movement made considerable gains at the state and local levels. Survey data indicate that by the end of the decade, more people supported restrictions on abortion and fewer supported discretionary abortion.2 Meanwhile, the actual number of abortions declined…

  • 1-10 of 10