Associate Professor of Economics, Caitlin Myers will give this lecture.
“Measuring the burden: An empirical approach to understanding how abortion policy shapes women’s lives”
Caitlin Myers will discuss her recent research estimating the causal effects of changing abortion access from the 1960s through the present. Rather than attempting to bridge the cavernous moral divides of the abortion wars, Caitlin travels in a different direction, seeking to provide objective evidence on how abortion access has changed over the last 50 years, and how these changes have affected family formation and birth rates. She will describe her research on the effects of Roe v. Wade, parental involvement laws for teens, and TRAP laws for abortion providers, and discuss how this type of empirical evidence might be used to inform public discourse and evidence-based policy making.
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