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The Impact of an Abortion Ban on Socio-Economic Outcomes of Children : Evidence from Romania ∗

  title={The Impact of an Abortion Ban on Socio-Economic Outcomes of Children : Evidence from Romania ∗},
  author={Sarah J. Reber and Benjamin A. Olken},
This study examines educational and labor outcomes of children affected by a ban on abortions. I use evidence from Romania, where in 1966 dictator Nicolae Ceausescu declared abortion and family planning illegal. Birth rates doubled in 1967 because formerly abortion had been the primary method of birth control. Children born after the abortion ban attained more years of schooling and greater labor market success. This is because urban, educated women were more likely to have abortions prior to… Expand
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