Final Impacts of the AIM 4 Teen Moms Program

Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research
Mar 07, 2017
Authors
Reginald D. Covington, Dara Lee Luca, Jennifer Manlove, and Kate Welti

Key findings: 

  • AIM 4 Teen Moms led to a marginal decline in repeat pregnancy rates among study participants.
  • The program had no measurable long-term effects on contraceptive use behaviors or rates of unprotected sex.
This study reports final impact findings from a large-scale demonstration project and evaluation of AIM 4 Teen Moms, a positive youth development program designed to increase contraceptive use and reduce the risk of repeat pregnancy among new teen mothers. The study reports impacts of the program on rates of repeat pregnancy measured about two years after mothers had enrolled in the study. The report also examines long-term program impacts on contraceptive use behaviors and rates of unprotected sex.