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Does Access to Family Planning Increase Children's Opportunities? Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X

Does Access to Family Planning Increase Children's Opportunities? Evidence from the War on... <p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>This paper examines the relationship between parents&apos; access to family planning and the economic resources of their children. Using the county-level introduction of U.S. family planning programs between 1964 and 1973, we find that children born after programs began had 2.8% higher household incomes. They were also 7% less likely to live in poverty and 12% less likely to live in households receiving public assistance. A bounding exercise suggests that the direct effects of family planning programs on parents&apos; resources account for roughly two-thirds of these gains.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Resources University of Wisconsin Press

Does Access to Family Planning Increase Children&apos;s Opportunities? Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X

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University of Wisconsin Press
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Abstract

<p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>This paper examines the relationship between parents&apos; access to family planning and the economic resources of their children. Using the county-level introduction of U.S. family planning programs between 1964 and 1973, we find that children born after programs began had 2.8% higher household incomes. They were also 7% less likely to live in poverty and 12% less likely to live in households receiving public assistance. A bounding exercise suggests that the direct effects of family planning programs on parents&apos; resources account for roughly two-thirds of these gains.</p>

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Journal of Human ResourcesUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Nov 7, 2019

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