Data and Code for: Older Yet Fairer: How Extended Reproductive Time Horizons Reshaped Marriage Patterns in Israel

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, census/enumeration data, program source code
Creator
  • Gershoni, Naomi (Ben Gurion University)
  • Low, Corinne (University of Pennsylvania. The Wharton School)
Publication Date
2020-12-17
Free Keywords
Fertility; Marriage; Gender; Infertility
Description
  • Abstract

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    Abstract: Israel's 1994 adoption of free in vitro fertilization provides a natural experiment for how fertility time horizons impact women's marriage timing and other outcomes. We find a substantial increase in average age at first marriage following the policy change, using both men and Arab-Israeli women as comparison groups. This shift appears to be driven by both increased marriages by older women and younger women delaying marriage. Age at first birth also increased. Placebo and robustness checks help pinpoint IVF as the source of the change. Our findings suggest age-limited fertility materially impacts women's life timing and outcomes relative to men.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978-01-01 / 2008-12-31
    Time Period: Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1978--Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2008 (Data collected by Census in 2008-09, covering earlier marriage years.)
  • 2008-01-01 / 2009-12-31
    Collection Date(s): Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2008--Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2009
Geographic Coverage
  • Israel
Sampled Universe
For Census data, all Israeli households sampled.
For analysis, main group: Israeli-born Jewish women; comparison groups: Israeli-born Jewish men, Arab-Israeli women.
Availability
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This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Relations
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E117001V1
Publications
  • Gershoni, Naomi, and Corinne Low. “Older Yet Fairer: How Extended Reproductive Time Horizons Reshaped Marriage Patterns in Israel.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, n.d.

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