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Effects of Access to Legal Same-Sex Marriage on Marriage and Health: Evidence from BRFSS

Christopher Carpenter, Samuel T. Eppink, Gilbert Gonzales Jr., Tara McKay

NBER Working Paper No. 24651
Issued in June 2018

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Carpenter is Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Research Fellow at IZA Institute for the Study of Labor. Eppink is a PhD candidate at Vanderbilt University. Gonzales is Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. McKay is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University. We thank Ron Stall for sharing data on LGBT policies. For helpful comments, we thank: David Adler, Cevat Aksoy, Ralph De Haas, Marcus Dillender, Jae Downing, Kerry Anne McGeary and Justin Trogdon; participants at the 2018 American Society of Health Economics conference, the 2018 Workshop on Institutions, Individual Behavior, and Economic Outcomes, and the 2018 Population Association of America conference; and seminar participants at AHRQ, Hunter College, RAND, UIUC, U. Louisville, UNC-Charlotte, and Vanderbilt. Support for this research was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation or the National Bureau of Economic Research. All interpretations, errors, and omissions are our own.

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