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Vehicle Ownership Restrictions and Fertility in Beijing

Leveraging a randomized lottery, we show that one unintended consequence of Beijing’s vehicle ownership restrictions has been to reduce the number of births in Beijing by a remarkable 6 percent between 2011 and 2014.

Report by Antung Anthony Liu, Joshua Linn, Ping Qin, and Yang Jun — June 22, 2018

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Authors

Antung Anthony Liu

Joshua Linn

Senior Fellow

Ping Qin

Yang Jun