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Replication data for: Does Getting Health Insurance Affect Women's Fertility? Evidence from the United Mine Workers' Health Insurance

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1
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Creator
  • Troland, Erin
  • Figinski, Theodore F.
Publication Date
2019-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Does health insurance affect fertility decisions? Fertility may increase if insurance lowers the costs of having a child. Fertility may decrease if children are more likely to survive into adulthood (quality-quantity tradeoff). We study a largely permanent United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) insurance program. A large group of women of childbearing age gained pregnancy coverage for the first time. The insurance also covered children. We use a trend break specification with county-level variation in insurance. We find new evidence of the quality-quantity tradeoff. Fertility rates declined by about one percent per year in counties with average levels of insurance.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20191094 (Text)
Publications
  • Troland, Erin, and Theodore F. Figinski. “Does Getting Health Insurance Affect Women’s Fertility? Evidence from the United Mine Workers’ Health Insurance.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 109 (May 2019): 511–15. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20191094.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20191094 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Troland, Erin; Figinski, Theodore F. (2019): Replication data for: Does Getting Health Insurance Affect Women's Fertility? Evidence from the United Mine Workers' Health Insurance. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116488V1