Regarding abortion

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Martina Querejeta
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Regarding abortion

Post by Martina Querejeta » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:59 pm

Thanks for your nice research proposal and presentation!
Regarding the use of abortion as an instrument, as was mentioned in today's session if it is considered at the individual level it could not solve endogeneity challenge as it is also a choice variable. However, if you work at a country level in a cross-country analysis you could analyze the possibility of exploiting the variation between countries in having or not Laws that protect abortion. I'm not sure if it solves the problem but it could be a path.
Find attached a paper that works on this aspect. I hope you find it useful!
Alzúa & Velázquez (2018) Efectos educativos de la fecundidad adolescente. Evidencia causal a partir de la legalización del aborto en Uruguay.pdf
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