Defunding Women's Health Clinics Exacerbates Hispanic Disparity in Preventive Care
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David Slusky: Department of Economics, The University of Kansas;
No 201701, WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS from University of Kansas, Department of Economics
To prevent abortions, many states have cut funding for women’s health, reducing access, including to preventive care. Merging BRFSS data with clinic locations from a network of women’s health clinics, this paper estimates the relative impact of an increase in the driving distance to the nearest clinic on preventive care. For Hispanics women, a 100-mile increase decreases the rates of clinical breast exams by 23%, Pap tests by 16% and checkups by 14%. For non-Hispanics, there are no statistically significant results.
Keywords: Women’s Health; Preventive Care; Ethnicity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H75 I18 J13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-01, Revised 2017-01
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