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dc.contributor.authorLacetera, Nicolaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMacis, Marioen_US
dc.contributor.authorStith, Sarah S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:08:00Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:08:00Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62570-
dc.description.abstractIn an attempt to alleviate the shortfall in organs and bone marrow available for transplants, many U.S. states passed legislation providing leave to organ and bone marrow donors and/or tax benefits for live and deceased organ and bone marrow donations and to employers of donors. We exploit cross-state variation in the timing and passage of such legislation to analyze its impact on organ donations by living and deceased persons, on measures of the quality of the organs transplanted, and on the number of bone marrow donations. We find that these provisions did not have a significant impact on the quantity of organs donated. The leave legislation, however, did have a positive impact on bone marrow donations. We also find some evidence of a positive impact on the quality of organ transplants, measured by post-transplant survival rates. Our results suggest that these types of legislation work for moderately invasive procedures such as bone marrow donation, but may be too low for organ donation, which is riskier and more burdensome to the donor.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6814en_US
dc.subject.jelD64en_US
dc.subject.jelH41en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ18en_US
dc.subject.jelK32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordincentivesen_US
dc.subject.keywordaltruismen_US
dc.subject.keywordorgan donationen_US
dc.subject.keywordbone marrow donationen_US
dc.titleRemoving financial barriers to organ and bone marrow donation: The effect of leave and tax legislation in the USen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn725405589en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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