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Many chapters depend upon such perspectives, including Piccinino and Peterson, Jaccard et al and Severy. Or, if one wishes to focus upon unintended pregnancy, Piccinino and Peterson, and Jaccard et al. are most important. It goes without saying that there are important significant others supporting this 'industry' and they know that we would not be able to offer this 'product' without their support and assistance. To start with, there are a wealth of chapter reviewers that deserve more than we can ever repay.

Their analysis neglected the social forces operating to create these 'shocks' and the likely impact of those forces in influencing sexual and reproductive behaviors. Similarly, analyses of public policies have not always taken into account the fact that policies tend to follow public opinion and the evolving moral 'climate'; thus they cannot be treated as purely exogenous (Hotz et al. 1996). Several techniques, including social and 'natural' experiments, fixed effects models and instrumental variables approaches, have been used in economic modeling to enhance the ability to isolate the effects of exogenous change, but none are entirely successful.

Their analysis neglected the social forces operating to create these 'shocks' and the likely impact of those forces in influencing sexual and reproductive behaviors. Similarly, analyses of public policies have not always taken into account the fact that policies tend to follow public opinion and the evolving moral 'climate'; thus they cannot be treated as purely exogenous (Hotz et al. 1996). Several techniques, including social and 'natural' experiments, fixed effects models and instrumental variables approaches, have been used in economic modeling to enhance the ability to isolate the effects of exogenous change, but none are entirely successful.

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