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Thu May 12, 2022, 06:13 PM

Overturning Roe could reverse economic gains


Overturning Roe could reverse economic gains

Emily Peck, author of Axios Markets

https://www.axios.com/2022/05/12/abortion-women-jobs-families-economics-yellen

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Legalizing abortion was one of the most meaningful economic policies of the past 50 years for women — bolstering their educational attainment and career advancement, as well as reducing poverty rates for women and families, research shows.

Why it matters: If Roe v. Wade goes away, some of that progress will likely be reversed, which could slow economic growth more broadly.

The research: Abortion access allows young women to delay becoming mothers, making it more likely that they will attend and finish college and start careers, a host of studies have found.

"Whether and under what circumstances to become a mother is the single most economically important decision most women will make in their lifetimes," says Caitlin Knowles Myers, an economist at Middlebury College, widely recognized as a leading scholar on this issue.There's little disagreement on this among economists, Myers told the New Yorker this week.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 06:37 PM

1. GQP don't want educated women . . .

they want baby makers.....

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Thu May 12, 2022, 06:52 PM

2. For once productivity does not rule. I wonder what big business thinks. Women leaving

the workforce to have big families is not going to help productivity. And increasing productivity to the point that people can't have a coffee on their way to work because they don't get bathroom breaks, is the be all and end all of business.

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