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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



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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Thu May 12, 2022, 06:37 PM

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

they want baby makers.....

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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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