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dc.contributor.author Gruber, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Ananat, Elizabeth Oltmans
dc.contributor.author Staiger, Douglas
dc.contributor.author Levine, Phillip B.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-01T15:46:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-01T15:46:57Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.date.submitted 2006-06
dc.identifier.issn 0034-6535
dc.identifier.issn 1530-9142
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/58002
dc.description.abstract Abortion legalization in the early 1970s led to dramatic changes in fertility. Some research has suggested that it altered cohort outcomes, but this literature has been limited and controversial. In this paper, we provide a framework for understanding selection mechanisms and use that framework to both address inconsistent past methodological approaches and provide evidence on the long-run impact on cohort characteristics. Our results indicate that lower-cost abortion brought about by legalization altered young adult outcomes through selection. In particular, it increased likelihood of college graduation, lower rates of welfare use, and lower odds of being a single parent. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher MIT Press en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/rest.91.1.124 en_US
dc.rights Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. en_US
dc.source MIT Press en_US
dc.title Abortion and Selection en_US
dc.title.alternative ABORTION AND SELECTION en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ananat, Elizabeth Oltmans et al. “Abortion and Selection.” Review of Economics and Statistics 91.1 (2009): 124-136. ©2009 President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.approver Gruber, Jonathan
dc.contributor.mitauthor Gruber, Jonathan
dc.relation.journal Review of Economics and Statistics en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense PUBLISHER_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Final published version en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US
dspace.orderedauthors Ananat, Elizabeth Oltmans; Gruber, Jonathan; Levine, Phillip B; Staiger, Douglas en


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