How Much Can Expanding Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Reduce Teen Birth Rates?†

How Much Can Expanding Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Reduce Teen Birth Rates?† AbstractWe estimate the degree to which expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) can reduce teen birth rates by analyzing Colorado's Family Planning Initiative, the first large-scale policy intervention to expand access to LARCs in the United States. Using a difference-in-differences approach, we find that the $23M program reduced the teen birth rate in counties with clinics receiving funding by 6.4 percent over 5 years. These effects were concentrated in the second through fifth years of the program and in counties with relatively high poverty rates. State-level synthetic control estimates offer supporting evidence but suffer from a lack of power. (JEL H75, I18, I32, J13) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Economic Journal: Economic Policy American Economic Association

How Much Can Expanding Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Reduce Teen Birth Rates?†

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American Economic Association
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Copyright © 2017 © American Economic Association
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1945-7731
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10.1257/pol.20160039
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AbstractWe estimate the degree to which expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) can reduce teen birth rates by analyzing Colorado's Family Planning Initiative, the first large-scale policy intervention to expand access to LARCs in the United States. Using a difference-in-differences approach, we find that the $23M program reduced the teen birth rate in counties with clinics receiving funding by 6.4 percent over 5 years. These effects were concentrated in the second through fifth years of the program and in counties with relatively high poverty rates. State-level synthetic control estimates offer supporting evidence but suffer from a lack of power. (JEL H75, I18, I32, J13)

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American Economic Journal: Economic PolicyAmerican Economic Association

Published: Aug 1, 2017

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