Seminar Series: Do TRAP Laws Trap Women into Bad Jobs? (Invitation only)

When: July 31, 2018 12:15PM - 1:30PM

Where: Suite 850, 1500 K St NW, Washington, DC, USA

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted a seminar lead by Economist Kate Bahn on Tuesday, July 31. Bahn presented new research on the impact of women’s access to reproductive health care on labor market opportunities in the United States. The presentation reviewed past evidence of the impact of state-imposed health care restrictions on women’s career choices and economic wellbeing, and examine how current state-level variations in access to abortions and contraception, such as TRAP (targeted regulation of abortion providers) laws, impact occupational mobility in the Current Population Survey’s Merged Outgoing Rotation Group. 

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth. It was hosted at our offices in Washington, DC.

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Kate Bahn, Washington Center for Equitable Growth


1500 K St NW, Washington, DC, USA

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