This data looks at the effect of abortion legalization on the incidence of gonnorhea among 15-19 year olds, as a measure of risky behavior. Treatment is whether abortion is legalized at the time that the eventual 15-19 year olds are born.
A data frame with 19584 rows and 22 variables
State FIPS code
Age in years
Race - 1 = white, 2 = black
Year but counted on a different scale
Sex: 1 = male, 2 = female
Incarcerated Males per 100,000
Alcohol consumption per capita
Real income per capita
State unemployment rate
In a state with an early repeal of abortion prohibition
AIDS mortality per 100,000 cumulative in t, t-1, t-2, t-3
Logged gonnorhea cases per 100,000 in 15-19 year olds
From the younger group
Parental involvement law in effect
Is a black female in the 15-19 age group
This data is used in the Difference-in-Differences chapter of Causal Inference: The Mixtape by Cunningham.
Cunningham, Scott, and Christopher Cornwell. 2013. “The Long-Run Effect of Abortion on Sexually Transmitted Infections.” American Law and Economics Review 15 (1): 381–407.
Cunningham. 2021. Causal Inference: The Mixtape. Yale Press. https://mixtape.scunning.com/index.html.