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Natality Detail File Series

Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics

The public-use Natality Detail Files include all births occurring within the United States. Births occurring to United States citizens outside the United States are not part of these files. Data are obtained from certificates filed for births occurring in each state. During 1968-1971, data were obtained from a 50-percent sample of certificates. Starting in 1972, all records were included for states that participated in the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program (VSCP). The number of states participating in the VSCP increased from 6 in 1972 to 46 in 1984. Beginning in 1985, all states and the District of Columbia participated.

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2015
Casper, Deborah M.,  Meter, Diana J.,  Card, Noel A. Addressing measurement issues related to bullying involvement. School Psychology Review. 44, (4), 353-371.
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2014
Boudreaux, Michel H. The Long-term Effects of Exposure to Medicaid in Early Childhood. Dissertation, University of Minnesota.
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2013
Bailey, Martha J. Fifty years of family planning: New evidence on the long-run effects of increasing access to contraception. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. 341-409.
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2012
Bailey, Martha J. Reexamining the impact of family planning programs on US fertility: Evidence from the war on poverty and the early years of Title X. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 4, (2), 62-97.
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2011
Durrance, Christine Piette,  Hankins, Scott . Is direct access to obstetricians/ gynecologists effective at improving maternal health behaviors?. Health Services Research. 46, (4), 1243
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2009
Panapasa, Sela V.,  Weed, James A. Health Data and Information System US Territories and Freely Associated States. Final Report. .
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2009
Wildeman, Christopher . Parental imprisonment, the prison boom, and the concentration of childhood disadvantage. Demography. 46, (2), 265-280.
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2008
Kamdar, Amee . Male Incarceration and Teen Fertility. Dissertation, University of Chicago.
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2007
National Center for Health Statistics . Health, United States, 2007. With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans. Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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2007
Vere, James Patrick . Having it all no longer: Fertility, female labor supply, and the new life chocies of generation X. Demography. 44, (4), 821-828.
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