The Wife's Protector: A Quantitative Theory Linking Contraceptive Technology with the Decline in Marriage
NBER Working Paper No. 26410
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In preparation for Bisin, Alberto and Giovanni Federico, Eds. (2020, Expected) Handbook of Historical Economics. Elsevier North Holland, Amsterdam. Dedicated to Stanley L. Engerman, one of the great economic historians. The authors thank Jordan Herring and Yueyuan Ma for research assistance. The title refers to John B. Beers' 1846 Wife's Protector contraceptive device. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.