Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Types of Effectiveness Studies Have Been Conducted of Programs Serving Low-Income Couples?


A systematic review was conducted to identify the evidence on studies of programs serving low-income fathers, and programs providing family strengthening services to low-income couples.

The researchers rated the quality of studies that measured outcomes. The review of studies of programs serving low-income fathers identified 75 research studies of 62 programs. Twelve were impact studies (randomized control trials or quasi-experimental). Seven of these studies received a “high” rating on all or some components of analyses. A total of 54 studies of 39 programs for low-income couples were identified. Of the 54 studies, 7 impact studies received a high or moderate rating.

Report Title: Proven and Promising Responsible Fatherhood and Family Strengthening Initiatives - Evidence Review
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Nancye Campbell, 202-401-5760
Performer: Mathematica Policy Research (MPR)
Record ID: 10135 (July 31, 2013)

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