The impact of abortion legalization on fertility and female empowerment – New Evidence from Mexico

Hanna Mühlrad is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economics at Lund University, Sweden. Her primary fields of interest are health economics, development economics, labor economics and global and public health. The main focus of Hanna’s research is how access to technologies and information regarding fertility and reproductive health affect a large range of outcomes regarding maternal and child health, maternal labor market outcomes and female empowerment in both developed and developing countries. She completed her PhD in economics in January 2018 at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

This Development Dissertation Brief (DDB) is a summary of an article written by Hanna and Damian Clarke, Associate Professor of Economics at The University of Santiago of Chile. The article was included as the third chapter of Hanna’s doctoral dissertation. The DDB was presented at a seminar at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on June 12th, 2018.