Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Are Healthy Marriage Programs Which Provide Marriage and Relationship Education and Support Services Effective for Low-Income, Unmarried Couples Expecting a Child?


This project studied eight programs providing a similar model of marriage and relationship education and supportive services to low-income unmarried couples expecting a child together.

At 36 months after the couples enrolled, the evaluation found no pattern of positive impacts on outcomes in three key areas: the couples' relationship status and quality; parenting and father involvement; and outcomes for children. 

Report Title: The Building Strong Families Project. The Long-Term Effects of Building Strong Families: A Relationship Skills Education Program for Unmarried Parents
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Nancye Campbell, 202-401-5760
Performer: Mathematica Policy Research
Record ID: 9965 (November 30, 2012)

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