NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do Parental Involvement Laws Deter Risky Teen Sex?

Silvie Colman, Thomas S. Dee, Theodore J. Joyce

NBER Working Paper No. 18810
Issued in February 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

The study was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Law Initiative to Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. from December 2009 through May 2011. We thank Ruoding Tan for outstanding research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Theodore J. Joyce -----

Financial Support

This study has been supported by a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (1RO3HD064760-01). The total direct and indirect costs of the grant were $161,000 over the two-year period 2010-2012.

Proprietary data

The data on abortion providers by county from 1973 to 2008 was provided by Guttmacher Institute in New York. We used these data to compute distance to the nearest abortion provider. Researchers that would like to use these data must apply to the Guttmacher Institute. We cannot share the data on abortion providers without permission from the Guttmacher Institute.

Relevant Relationships

I served as a consultant to the Guttmacher Institute in 2008-2009. I worked with researchers at the Guttmacher Institute on developing literature reviews on the impact of state abortion policies on reproductive outcomes. I was paid $5,000 in total over this period.

I served on the Editorial Advisory Committee for the journal, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health published by the Guttmacher Institute from 2000-2008.

Right to review

No other party has had the right to review this work before submission.

IRB Approval

The project was approved by the Baruch College (CUNY) Institutional Review Board under Exempt status in 02/09/2012.

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