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Methodological Issues in the Evaluation of Parental Involvement Laws: Evidence from Texas

Silvie Colman, Theodore J. Joyce, Robert Kaestner

NBER Working Paper No. 12608
Issued in October 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

This research is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to the National Bureau of Economic Research (R03 HD49359-01). Officials from NICHD had no role in the study. Human Subject approval was granted by the Institutional Review Board of the Texas Department of State Health Services on October 27, 2004 (IRB# 04-051). We thank Stanley Henshaw for information on abortions to teens from Texas in New Mexico. We also thank seminar participants at the National Bureau of Economic Research Health Economics Conference, Johns Hopkins University, Baruch College School of Public Affairs, Rice University and the University of Houston. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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