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dc.contributor.advisorHarrington, Emma-
dc.contributor.authorPranger, Ana-
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-14T15:46:32Z-
dc.date.available2022-07-14T15:46:32Z-
dc.date.created2022-04-14-
dc.date.issued2022-07-14-
dc.identifier.urihttp://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01t435gh165-
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, I leverage variations in state Medicaid policies over space and time to quantify the impact of financial access to abortion. My approach is to use a difference-in-differences design to study the impact of coverage for abortion, expansion of Medicaid eligibility, and income cutoffs for that eligibility on labor and education data from the 2010-2020 Current Population Survey (CPS). Additionally, I use triple-difference designs that compare the schooling decisions of low-income women to those of higher-income women and low-income men. I find significant positive impacts of financial access on women’s educational outcomes––namely, current student status for 18-to-24-year-olds, and years of education obtained for 25-to-45-year-olds. I also find positive impacts on labor force participation and average hours worked, meaning women work more when they have access to public funding for abortion. Overall, I conclude that access to abortion increases women’s ability to invest in their own human capital and to participate more fully in the labor market.en_US
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dc.titleTHE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL ACCESS TO ABORTION ON WOMEN’S ECONOMIC OUTCOMES: EVIDENCE FROM MEDICAID COVERAGEen_US
dc.typePrinceton University Senior Theses
pu.date.classyear2022en_US
pu.departmentEconomicsen_US
pu.pdf.coverpageSeniorThesisCoverPage
pu.contributor.authorid920209720
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