The Effectiveness of Child Safety Seat Laws in the Fifty States

  title={The Effectiveness of Child Safety Seat Laws in the Fifty States},
  author={David J. Houston and Lilliard E. Richardson and Grant W Neeley},
  journal={Review of Policy Research},
This study evaluates the effectiveness of state child safety seat laws in the United States. Data for all fifty states for the period 1975 to 1994 are used. Pooled time series analysis is employed to estimate a model of the rate of fatalities suffered by children ages 0-5 years as occupants in automobile crashes. The occupant fatality rate for children 6-11 years of age is used as a comparison group to control for other trends not introduced in the estimated models. The results show that child… 

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