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Smock says cohabitation does not reduce odds of marriage

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Susan Murphy named Distinguished University Professor

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Martha J. Bailey

Bailey's research cited in discussion of impact of family planning programs

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"Family Planning Programs Have Effectively Reduced Child Poverty" - bigthink.com. 05/22/2012.

In 1964 President Johnson promoted legislation for public funding of contraception for the poor. This piece looks at Martha Bailey's work on how access to birth control has affected childbearing for poor and non-poor women, and asks if investment in family planning contributed to GDP growth.

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Martha J. Bailey

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