NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
loading...

The Wife's Protector: A Quantitative Theory Linking Contraceptive Technology with the Decline in Marriage

Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, Karen A. Kopecky

NBER Working Paper No. 26410
Issued in October 2019, Revised in May 2020

---- Acknowledgments ----

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.

return to bibliography page

 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Themes
Data
People
About

National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us