Phillip Levine
WELLESLEY COLLEGE. Professor of Economics. Research focuses on social issues like abortion and teen childbearing, and on evaluating policies designed to improve the well-being of disadvantaged youth.

The Impact of Roe v. Wade on American Fertility

July 11, 2018

The Issue:

President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court raises legitimate questions about the future of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. If a reversal of Roe v. Wade were to occur, it would return the legal status of ...
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College Financial Aid: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You

May 30, 2017

The Issue:

Sky-high listed college costs at many elite private colleges and universities are clearly unaffordable for the vast majority of the population and dissuade many people from even applying to these schools. Yet the widespread availability of extensive financial aid at many of these institutions brings ...
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