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Christine VALENTE (Bristol) – “Subjective Expectations and Demand for Contraception, joint with Grant Miller and Aureo de Paula”
Applied Micro Seminar : Every Tuesday
Time: 12:15 pm – 13:30 pm
Date: 13 th of December 2022
Room : 3001
Christine VALENTE (Bristol) – “Subjective Expectations and Demand for Contraception, joint with Grant Miller and Aureo de Paula.”
Abstract: One-quarter of married, fertile-age women in Sub-Saharan Africa report not wanting a pregnancy and yet do not practice contraception. We collect detailed data on the subjective beliefs of married, adult women not wanting a pregnancy and estimate a structural model of contraceptive choices. Both our structural model and a validation exercise using an exogenous shock to beliefs show that correcting women’s beliefs about pregnancy risk absent contraception can increase use considerably. Our structural estimates further indicate that costly interventions like eliminating supply constraints would only modestly increase contraceptive use, while confirming the importance of partners’ preferences highlighted in related literature.
Link to the latest version of the paper on Christine Valente’s personal website (http://www.christinevalente.com/).
Benoît SCHMUTZ (Pôle d’économie du CREST)
Roland RATHELOT (Pôle d’économie du CREST)