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Coerced Sterilization: Investigating the Impact on Fertility and Family Well-being. Evidence from an Aggressive Family Planning Policy in Peru in the 1990s

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Byker, Tanya, and Italo A. Gutierrez. 2012. "Coerced Sterilization: Investigating the Impact on Fertility and Family Well-being. Evidence from an Aggressive Family Planning Policy in Peru in the 1990s." PAA Presentation 12-3.

In the mid-1990s President Fujimori of Peru initiated an aggressive family planning program to address widespread poverty in the country. Evidence from the Peruvian Demographic and Health Surveys provide evidence that female sterilization, a publically stated element of the program, increased greatly during the policy window. In this paper we sequentially examine the groups affected by the Fujimori sterilization policy; the impact of the policy on fertility; and the impact on household wellbeing.

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Country of focus: Peru.

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