Home > Publications . Search All . Browse All . Country . Browse PSC Pubs . PSC Report Series

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Frey on resurgence of the suburbs

Work by Geronimus cited in PBS's '5 important stories'

Schoeni and Freedman summarize the good and bad news on dementia trends among older Americans

More News

Highlights

U-M participants at 2018 PAA Annual Meeting

PDHP invites applications for Faculty Small Grants in support of population science

Needham, Hicken, Mitchell and colleagues link maternal social disadvantage and newborn telomere length

PSC launches new program to support population scientists across U-M

More Highlights

Next Brown Bag

Mon, May 7, 2018, noon: Student Forum on Educational Inequality

Martha J. Bailey photo

Reexamining the Impact of Family Planning Programs on US Fertility: Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X

Publication Abstract

Bailey, Martha J. 2012. "Reexamining the Impact of Family Planning Programs on US Fertility: Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 4(2): 62-97.

Almost 50 years after domestic US family planning programs began, their effects on childbearing remain controversial. Using the county-level roll-out of these programs from 1964 to 1973, this paper reevaluates their shorter and longer term effects on US fertility rates. I find that the introduction of family planning is associated with significant and persistent reductions in fertility driven both by falling completed childbearing and childbearing delay. Although federally funded family planning accounted for a small portion of the post-baby boom US fertility decline, my estimates imply that they reduced childbearing among poor women by 19 to 30 percent.

DOI:10.1257/app.4.2.62 (Full Text)

PMCID: PMC3348617. (Pub Med Central)

Country of focus: United States of America.

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next