Meta-Analysis of Federally Funded TPP Programs

Key Questions:

  • What can we learn about teen pregnancy prevention broadly from federally-funded programs that have already been evaluated?
  • In particular, what do existing evaluations suggest about how the types of programs, the ways they do their work, and the participants they draw work together to reduce teen pregnancy?

Study Design

Federal grantee programs collect data on their grantees. Additionally, the federal government funds many evaluations and research projects tied to grantee efforts. Conducting evaluations and collecting data is an expensive process. A meta-analysis is a special way of using evaluation data that has already been collected to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of programs.

This meta-analysis looks specifically at findings from multiple studies funded by the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), now merged with the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Personal Responsibility Program (PREP). Abt Associates, the research firm leading the study, will use state-of-the-art methods to answer the research questions above. The analysis will look at over 40 studies.

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