Essay: Role of oral contraceptive in avoiding Pregnancy
As mentioned earlier this study conducted a time series analysis as well as an econometric analysis as to how the oral contraceptive and has contributed and effected the choice of the careers and, marriages decision for the females. The time series analysis provided that the number of high school teenagers going on to take college degrees and bachelors increased with the use of the pill. These college entrants also started taking complex courses and degrees like medicine, law, business and hospitality.
“The percentage of all lawyers and judges who are women more than doubled in the 1970s (from 5.1 percent in 1970 to 13.6 percent in 1980) and was 29.7 percent in 2000. The share of female physicians increased from 9.1 percent in 1970 to 14.1 percent in 1980 and was 27.9 percent in 2000.” (Goldwin & Katz, 2002) Aside form this the age at first marriage also increased. The econometric analysis showed that the economic activity in the country increased and the contribution of the female population to the economic growth in the region also increased after the 1960s as compared to the time prior to the introduction of oral contraceptives.