2022
DOI: 10.1002/hec.4630
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The effects of a national policy to reduce c‐sections in Brazil

Abstract: In this paper, we assess the effects of a national policy implemented in Brazil to avoid unnecessary cesareans. The policy has a supply‐side component that prohibits elective c‐sections before the 39th gestational week and a demand‐side awareness component. Since the policy is not binding for cases with a strong medical c‐section indication, we use births of breech‐ and transverse‐positioned babies as a counterfactual for births of cephalic‐positioned babies in a difference‐in‐differences framework. Our result… Show more

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