A recent study published in the Journal of Political Economy found significant differences in pre-licensing versus-post-licensing maternal mortality rates in states that established adopted requirements for midwives between 1900 and 1940.
The research, reported in the article, "Occupational Licensing and Maternal Health: Evidence from Early Midwifery Laws" (November 2020), relied on U.S. Census Bureau data from the four decades after 1900, a time span in which nearly half of U.S. states adopted licensing laws for midwives.
The study was conducted . . .
To read more, please subscribe.