Research Grants

Funding For:

The Effects of Expanded Access to LARCs on Women’s Outcomes

Maternal and Child Health


Jason Lindo, Texas A&M University

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019



Summary of the Project:

This study will assess the impact of two large programs that dramatically expanded access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs). Prior work by this team showed that a LARC program in Colorado reduced teen birth rates. The new analyses will include a second program in St. Louis, consider program impacts for non-teens as well as teens, and include measures of educational attainment and labor force participation in addition to outcomes reflecting birth rates and reproductive health. Findings are expected to inform future debates about establishing and funding programs to facilitate access to LARCs, and can contribute to the evidence base on access to contraception more generally.

Media Coverage

August 29, 2019

Could expanding access to contraception improve economic outcomes?

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Author: Andrea Kelly, Jason Lindo & Analisa Packham, PBS NewsHour

August 20, 2019

Could Expanding Access to Contraception Improve Economic Outcomes?

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Author: Andrea Kelly, Jason Lindo & Analisa Packham, EconoFact

March 18, 2019

"The Power of the IUD: Effects of Expanding Access to Contraception Through Title X Clinics"

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Author: Kelly AM, Lindo JM, Packham A, NBER