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Utilization of Infertility Treatments: The Effects of Insurance Mandates

Marianne P. Bitler, Lucie Schmidt

NBER Working Paper No. 17668
Issued in December 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

Bitler gratefully acknowledges financial support from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (R03 HD046485). Schmidt gratefully acknowledges financial support from NICHD (R03 HD047544). This project was begun while Bitler was at the RAND Corporation. All errors or omissions are our own. We thank Tom Buchmueller, Kitt Carpenter, Stacy Dickert-Conlin, Tracy Gordon, Steven Haider, Mireille Jacobson, Darius Lakdawalla, Kenneth Land, Purvi Sevak, Kosali Simon, two anonymous referees and seminar participants at Michigan State University and the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington for helpful comments, and Chris Rogers and Anjani Chandra for their generous assistance with the NSFG data. Corresponding author: Lucie Schmidt, Department of Economics, Schapiro Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, email: lschmidt@williams.edu, phone (413) 597-3143; fax (413) 597-4045. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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