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Title: Turning back the ticking tock: the effect of increased affordability of assisted reprouctive technology on women's marriage timing

Citation Type: Journal Article

Publication Year: 2014

Abstract: This paper exploits variation in the mandated insurance coverage of assisted reproductive technology (ART) across US states and over time to examine the connection between increased access to ART and female marriage timing. Since ART increases the probability of pregnancy for older women of reproductive age, greater access to ART will make marriage delay less costly for younger single women of reproductive age. Linear probability models are estimated to investigate the effects of ART state insurance mandates on changes in marital status of women in different age groups using the 19772010 Current Population Survey. Results show that greater access to ART is associated with marital delay for white (but not for black) women: white women in states with an ART insurance mandate are significantly less likely to marry between the 2024, 2529, and 3034 age ranges, but significantly more likely to marry between the 3034 and 3539 age ranges.

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Authors: Abramowitz, Joelle

Periodical (Full): Journal of Population Economics

Issue: 2

Volume: 27

Pages: 603-633

Data Collections: IPUMS CPS

Topics: Family and Marriage, Race and Ethnicity