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Caitlin K. Myers

Department of Economics
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

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April 2017How Far Is Too Far? New Evidence on Abortion Clinic Closures, Access, and Abortions
with Jason M. Lindo, Andrea Schlosser, Scott Cunningham: w23366
We document the effects of abortion-clinic closures on clinic access, abortions, and births using variation generated by a law that shuttered nearly half of Texas' clinics. Increases in distance have significant effects for women initially living within 200 miles of a clinic. The largest effect is for those nearest to clinics for whom a 25-mile increase reduces abortion 10%. We also demonstrate the importance of congestion with a proxy capturing effects of closures which have little impact on distance but which reduce clinics per-capita. These effects account for 59% of the effects of clinic closures on abortion.
 
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