Does Parents' Access to Family Planning Increase Children's Opportunities? Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X
Martha Bailey (),
Olga Malkova () and
No 2017-083, Working Papers from Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group
This paper examines the relationship between parents’ 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. After accounting for selection, the direct effects of family planning programs on parents’ incomes account for roughly two thirds of these gains.
Keywords: family planning; poverty; children (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I30 J13 J18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: DOES PARENTS’ ACCESS TO FAMILY PLANNING INCREASE CHILDREN’S OPPORTUNITIES? EVIDENCE FROM THE WAR ON POVERTY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF TITLE X (2017)
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