Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170904
Authors: 
Fischer, Stefanie
Royer, Heather
White, Corey
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10920
Abstract: 
Between 2011 and 2014, Texas enacted three pieces of legislation that significantly reduced funding for family planning services and increased restrictions on abortion clinic operations. Together this legislation creates cross-county variation in access to abortion and family planning services, which we leverage to understand the impact of family planning and abortion clinic access on abortions, births, and contraceptive purchases. In-state abortions fell 20% and births rose 3% in counties that no longer had an abortion provider within 50 miles. Births increased 1% and contraceptive purchases rose 8% in counties without a publicly-funded family planning clinic within 25 miles.
Subjects: 
family planning
abortion
birth
contraception
reproductive
health
JEL: 
J13
I18
J08
J18
I38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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