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Theodore Joyce, Baruch College

The Impact of Parental Involvement Laws on the Abortion Rate of Minors
When Oct 28, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 1101 Morrill Hall
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation

We conduct a comprehensive analysis of the effect of parental involvement (PI) laws on the incidence of abortions to minors across a span of nearly three decades. We find that, on average, PI laws enacted before the mid-1990s are associated with a 15% to 20% reduction in minor abortions. PI laws enacted after this time are not, on average, associated with declines in abortions to minors. We find that out-of-state travel is not a substantive moderating factor of the effect of PI laws. 

About the Speaker

Ted Joyce

Ted Joyce, Ph.D., is a Professor of Economics at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, the City University of New York and a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s program in Health Economics.He has published extensively in the area economic demography and reproductive health policy.  His recent research projects include a three-year study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) on the effect of state laws on teen fertility. 

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