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Health disparities and infertility: impacts of state-level insurance mandates

Marianne Bitler () and Lucie Schmidt ()

No 2006-04, Department of Economics Working Papers from Department of Economics, Williams College

Abstract: Infertility is more common for non-Hispanic black women, non-Hispanic other race women, and Hispanic women than for non-Hispanic white women, and both infertility and impaired fecundity are more common for high school dropouts and high school graduates with no college than for 4-year college graduates, and for older women compared with women 29 and younger. Older women, non-Hispanic white women, and women who are more educated (with at least some college) are more likely to have ever received treatment. No evidence has been found that the racial, ethnic, or education disparities are ameliorated by the health insurance mandates.

Keywords: Infertility treatment; infertility; impaired fecundity; health disparities; health insurance mandates (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006-05, Revised 2006-11
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Published in Fertility and Sterility, 2006, 85(4): 858-65.

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