Gans, Joshua S; Leigh, Andrew; Varganova, Elena
We estimate the impact of annual obstetricians and gynecologists’ conferences on
births in Australia and the United States. In both countries, the number of births
drops by 1 to 4 percent during the days on which these conferences are held. We
argue that for this reason professional obstetrics societies should reconsider the
timing of their annual conferences to accommodate the lowest natural birth rate in
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