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Watson Lecture
What Parents Want: Evidence From Child Adoption

Leeat Yariv, Professor of Economics at Caltech.

Introduction by Jonathan N. Katz

The adoption process is fascinating for social scientists, allowing inspection of fundamental questions about preferences of parents for child attributes, such as race and gender, that are difficult to identify with biological chilen, where parents have limited freedom of choice. A new data set enables us to examine parents' attitudes and behavior in the domestic adoption process, while providing policymakers an evidence-driven base for evaluating the implications of highly debated policies, such as those restricting adoption by single-sex and foreign couples.


ID: 2012-00205
Yariv, Leeat

Creation Feb. 15, 2012

MEDIUM: Video; FORMAT: DVCPRO HD, edited master; and DVCPRO HD, camera master; LENGTH: 41:40:08; QUANTITY: 1, 1

Topics: Economics

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