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dc.contributor.authorde Oliveira, Victor Hugo
dc.contributor.authorLee, Ines
dc.contributor.authorQuintana-Domeque, Climent
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-24T08:00:27Z
dc.date.available2022-05-24T08:00:27Z
dc.date.issued2022-08
dc.date.submitted2021-09-01
dc.identifier.issn1057-9230
dc.identifier.otherhec4522
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337419
dc.description.abstractCaesarean section (C-section) rates continue to rise globally. Yet, there is little consensus about the key determinants of rising C-section rates and the sources of variation in C-section rates across the world. While C-sections can save lives when medically justified, unnecessary surgical procedures can be harmful for women and babies. We show that a state-wide law passed in São Paulo (Brazil), which increased women's autonomy to choose to deliver via C-section even when not medically necessary, is associated with a 3% increase in overall C-section rates. This association was driven by a 5% increase in primary C-sections, rather than repeated C-sections. Since the law emphasizes women's autonomy, these results are consistent with mothers' demand being an important contributor to high C-section rates in this context.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectSHORT RESEARCH ARTICLE
dc.subjectcaesarian sections
dc.subjectnatural experiment
dc.subjectpolicy change
dc.subjectsynthetic control
dc.titleThe effect of increasing Women's autonomy on primary and repeated caesarean sections in Brazil.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-05-24T08:00:26Z
prism.publicationNameHealth Econ
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.84832
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-04-05
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1002/hec.4522
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidde Oliveira, Victor Hugo [0000-0002-4737-7062]
dc.contributor.orcidQuintana-Domeque, Climent [0000-0002-6626-6261]
dc.identifier.eissn1099-1050
cam.issuedOnline2022-05-23


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