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Try out PMC Labs and tell us what Brookings women want sex think. Learn More. This paper assembles new evidence on some of the longer-term consequences of U. Connecticut in ; and second, the expansion of federal funding for local family planning programs from to Family planning policies, defined in this paper as those increasing legal or financial access to modern contraceptives and related education and medical services, have grown increasingly controversial over the last decade.
This represents a ificant departure from the bipartisan support enjoyed by these programs over the last 40 years. The first legislation authorizing a national family planning program passed in with the strong support of Republican President Richard Nixon. In fact, public opinion surveys indicate that support for family planning programs was stronger at that time among Republicans than among Democrats.
In the s, however, proponents of these programs often emphasized their links to the economy. Both President Lyndon Johnson and President Nixon stressed how family planning programs would promote the opportunities of children and families and thus drive economic growth. It is well known that poorer families have more children than more affluent families.
It has also known that children from poorer families receive fewer parental time and resource investments Guryan, Hurst, and Kearneyand that they are more likely to experience delayed academic development and health problems, live in more dangerous neighborhoods, and attend underperforming schools Levine and Zimmerman Children from poorer households are less likely to graduate from high school and to complete college Bailey and Dynarskiwhich limits their earnings potential later in life.
Ultimately, over 40 percent of children born to parents in the lowest quintile of family income remain in that income quintile as adults Pew Charitable Trustsfigure 3p. Sources: Office of Population Affairs budget data from www. Title X appropriations differ from those in the inflation-adjusted table 14 in Alan Guttmacher Institutebecause data in that table are deflated using the CPI for medical care whereas here the CPI-U is used. Title X data for are unavailable. However, the extent to which growing up in a larger family per se causes adult disadvantage is unclear.
Poverty itself may directly affect adult outcomes through channels such as inadequate nutrition, poor health care, and limited access to quality education. Further complicating the measurement of these relationships, poorer families tend to have more children. Consequently, the empirical literature provides little guidance regarding the long-run implications of current proposals to cut federal funding for family planning or to alter funding for family planning services for Medicaid recipients.
This paper provides new evidence on the relationship between family planning and long-term Brookings women want sex outcomes such as educational attainment, labor supply, and family income. Connecticut in Bailey ; the second is the expansion of federal funding for local family planning programs from to Bailey College completion proxied by 16 or more years of education attained increased by 2 to 7 percent for children whose mothers had access to family planning, relative to children who were born in the same location just before family planning programs began.
These findings are suggestive of much larger and broader effects of family planning. The within-family and cross-cohort spillovers and the effects of measurement error, both of which are expected to reduce the magnitudes of the estimates, may lead the analysis to understate the effects of family planning programs. Thehowever, are consistent with the growing literature on the sizable and persistent effects of early childhood interventions Heckman and othersAlmond and Currie and place family planning within the set of interventions that potentially increase early investments in children.
The paper begins by describing the history of family planning policies and their public support, starting with the earlyth-century birth control movement and extending to today with the rise of publically funded family planning programs section I. Section VI draws implications from the analysis and concludes.
Today, a variety of highly effective contraceptive methods, scientifically tested and U. Food and Drug Administration FDA approved, are widely available either by prescription or over the counter. Manufacturing and selling contraceptives is legal in all 50 states, and federal and state governments and nonprofit and private organizations subsidize family planning services.
Historically, however, contraceptives and information on contraception were considered obscene material and banned under federal and many state statutes. Doctors received little training relating to contraception. Margaret Sanger is typically credited with beginning the U. One Package 86 F.
The following year the American Medical Association reversed its longstanding opposition to birth control. A bigram is two consecutive words. Counts include both capitalized and lowercase occurrences. Despite the taboos surrounding birth control, early public opinion polls show strong support for the movement see the online data appendix for details on surveys.
See the online appendix for further details on the questions and the surveys. Public support for government-provided birth control information increased at the same time that the supply of condoms and diaphragms increased. But these contraceptives were expensive and often of low quality. One study of the diaphragm industry in found the average physician markup to be substantial Tonep. In states prohibiting the sale of contraceptives under their Comstock statutes, black market distribution channels became well established. Couples could often obtain diaphragms and condoms through the mail, or from gas station clerks or truck stop vending machines Tone; Garrow Her strategy also increased the momentum of the family planning movement that would ultimately lead policymakers to subsidize contraceptives for families with fewer resources.
Enovid, what would become the first oral contraceptive, was initially introduced for the regulation of menses in Only in was it approved by the FDA for longer-term use as a contraceptive. But enthusiasm turned into controversy as couples realized that state Comstock laws prohibited physicians from prescribing the Pill and pharmacists from selling it.
State obscenity statutes of the Comstock era varied in their language relating to obscenity and, consequently, in their implications for access to the Pill. The Pill was available only from physicians and pharmacists, who tended to comply with state laws because violating them could jeopardize their s and livelihoods. Newly introduced and still under patent, Enovid would have been hard to obtain through the usual black market channels, 10 and women could not verify beforehand the effectiveness of illicitly obtained pills—much less their safety.
The popularity of the Pill collided with these statutes in the early s. How do you feel about this—do you think birth control information should be available to anyone who wants it, or not? Supreme Court case Griswold v. Connecticut U. By every state and the federal government had revised its statute to permit the sale of contraceptives to married individuals. Unmarried adults did not have legal access to contraceptives in every state until the Eisenstadt v.
Baird decision U. The argument for subsidizing family planning was based upon the premise that the high cost of contraceptives and related information and services tended to keep birth rates high among lower-income individuals. Just as legal restrictions had inhibited many from obtaining reliable contraceptives, advocates argued that the cost of modern contraceptives differentially inhibited lower-income individuals from using them.
This argument was especially relevant in the early s, when the monopoly producer of Enovid sold it at a premium. Widespread concern about population growth Wilmoth and Ball, together with studies showing that lower-income families were having more children than they desired National Academy of Sciencesgalvanized support for federal intervention. InBrookings women want sex percent of adults surveyed nationwide said that birth control information should be available to everyone figure 2. The rise in public support tracks fairly closely Google Ngrams mentions of birth control, contraception, and family planning in books published over the same period figure 1.
The first Brookings women want sex. The Office of Economic Opportunity OEOthe office in charge of administering EOA funding, supported the opening of new clinics in disadvantaged areas and, to a lesser extent, the expansion of existing family planning programs. Generally speaking, these programs aimed to bring birth control information and contraceptives to disadvantaged individuals. Federal family planning dollars funded education, counseling, and the provision of low-cost contraceptives and related medical services, but they did not fund abortion. During these early years, organizations ran programs with little oversight from the federal government.
Not only did the federal government collect little information on their services and patients, but officials talked very little about them.
In an evaluation of the War on Poverty, Sar Levitanp. During this early period, federal funding for family planning expanded in two large steps figure 3. In the same year, Title V of the Social Security Act was amended to mandate that at least 6 percent of Brookings women want sex appropriated to child and maternal health at the state level be earmarked for family planning services P.
This legislation not only guaranteed the survival of federal support of family planning during the phasing out of the EOA, but also increased that support by 50 percent in real terms by As with the earlier federal grants, federal family planning dollars paid for education, counseling, and the provision of low-cost contraceptives and related medical services.
At the time of its enactment, Title X was popular and supported by both Democrats and Republicans. The year after it passed, a survey by the U. But as federal appropriations have fallen or stagnated, dollars from other sources have risen. Whereas the bulk of funds before were federal Cutright and Jaffep.
By that figure was only 20 percent Alan Guttmacher Institutep. Public support of family planning programs has continued to grow even as Title X has changed little.Brookings women want sex
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