Access to pill boosts women's earning power, U-M study finds
Access to the pill has meant more to women than better family planning, a new University of Michigan study suggests. It has also boosted women’s earning power, MSNBC reports.
Researchers who analyzed data from a multi-decade study concluded that women who had access to birth control pills when they were in their late teens and early 20s made 8 percent more 20 years later than those who no access to oral contraceptives.
The National Bureau of Economic Research published the study as a working paper.