Type of Thesis
Lorraine Bayard de Volo
This research aims to understand the effect of expanding access to contraception on pregnancy behaviors and infant health outcomes. The paper studies the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, which provided no-cost Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) to low-income women and teens. Using probit models, the analysis finds an improvement in the behaviors of pregnant women when more women have had the opportunity to access contraception.
Young, Christina C., "The Effect of the Colorado Family Planning Initiative on Pregnancy Behaviors and Adverse Birth Outcomes: An Economic Analysis" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1043.