Performance Improvement 2009. How Can Social Services Be Designed to Better Help Families At Risk of Poverty?


In this exploratory study, researchers examined the factors influencing the functioning of families, especially those at risk of poverty, to identify lessons about how to design possible human services demonstrations to improve the well-being of at-risk families and children. They synthesized research relevant to decision-making and behavior about marriage, family formation, employment and earnings and family time use with a focus on low-income populations. It developed a conceptual framework for further research on these aspects of family and work life.

Report Title: Marriage, Employment, and Family Functioning: Conceptual Framework for Interventions
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Mark Fucello, 202-401-5750
Performer: The Urban Institute
PIC ID: 8942

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