Evaluating England's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy using Interrupted Time Series and Synthetic Control methods

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Description: Evaluating the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy using natural experiments. Interrupted time series methods were used to compare England with other UK countries, and synthetic control methods were used to compare with a wider pool of high-income countries.

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International


Summary The English Teenage Pregnancy Strategy was launched in 1999. Observational data over the period shows a decline in rates of pregnancy amongst under-18-year-olds beginning in 1999 and continuing throughout and after the period of the strategy’s implementation. Using Natural Experimental approaches to evaluating the impact of the strategy could allow for greater confidence in the causal role...


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