Access to Abortion, Investments in Neonatal Health, and Sex-Selection: Evidence from Nepal
AbstractI combine fertility histories from the 2006 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey with a census of newly introduced legal abortion centers to estimate the impact of reducing the cost of abortion on pregnancy outcomes, gender, and neonatal health. Contrary to previous studies, I identify the within-mother, behavioral response to improved access to abortion by comparing siblings conceived before and after the opening of an abortion center nearby. Closeness to a legal abortion center decreases the probability of a birth but has no discernible effect on observable investments in neonatal health and does not lead to more sex-selection.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2011006.
Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
Date of revision: Sep 2011
Other versions of this item:
- Valente, C.;, 2010. "Access to Abortion, Investments in Neonatal Health, and Sex-Selection: Evidence from Nepal," Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers 10/15, HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York.
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-03-19 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2011-03-19 (Development)
- NEP-HEA-2011-03-19 (Health Economics)
- NEP-MIC-2011-03-19 (Microeconomics)
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