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dc.contributor.authorBowmaker, Simon W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEmerson, Patrick M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:52:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:52:19Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35475-
dc.description.abstractPrevious studies have suggested that more liberal abortion laws should lead to a decrease in marriage rates among young women as 'shotgun weddings' are no longer necessary. Empirical evidence from the United States lends support to that hypothesis. This paper presents an alternative theory of abortion access and marriage based on asymmetric information, which suggests that more liberal abortion laws may actually promote young marriage. An empirical examination of marriage data from Eastern Europe shows that countries that liberalized their abortion laws saw an increase in marriage rates among non-teenage women.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 4176en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelK0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAbortionen_US
dc.subject.keywordmarriage asymmetric informationen_US
dc.subject.stwEheen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwangerschaftsabbruchen_US
dc.subject.stwAsymmetrische Informationen_US
dc.subject.stwMänneren_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwOsteuropaen_US
dc.titleStill waiting for mister right? Asymmetric information, abortion laws and the timing of marriageen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn601896289en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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