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November 16, 2017

Abramowitz on the Young Adult Provision in the Affordable Care Act

Joelle Abramowitz wrote a piece — How Obamacare changed the love lives of young adults — for The Conversation US, which has since been picked up by several news sources including Huffington Post, Salon, Montana Standard Online, and the New Haven Register.

Abramowitz finds that the provision, which allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans until the age of 26, seems to, “significantly influence choices women made about contraception, leading to a decrease in abortions as well as birth rates.” She also found, in an earlier study, that the provision also affected young adults’ marriage behavior.

The original study, Planned parenthood: the Affordable Care Act young adult provision and pathways to fertility, was published in the Journal of Population Economics.