Money In — Babies Out

Assessing the Long-Term Economic Impact of IVF Funding Policies

Published in: Journal of Medical Ethics, v. 34, no. 9, Sep. 2008, p. 653-654

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2007

by Mark P. Connolly, Stijn Hoorens, William Ledger

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The authors respond to comments on their investigation of expected future tax gains to the state from children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF). They establish an economic rationale for the benefits of IVF-conceived children; the difficult question is who should pay the money required to conceive an IVF child.

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