Research Report Partners for Fragile Families Demonstration Projects
Employment and Child Support Outcomes and Trends
Karin Martinson, Demetra Smith Nightingale, Pamela A. Holcomb, Burt S. Barnow, John Trutko
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The Partnership for Fragile Families Demonstration projects, operating in 13 sites across the country, provided a range of services aimed at increasing the capacity of young, economically disadvantaged fathers in becoming financial and emotional resources to their children and sought to reduce poverty and welfare dependence. As part of a multi-component evaluation, this report examines how participants fared in two key areas: (1) employment rates and earnings levels and (2) the establishment of child support orders and the payment of child support.
Research Areas Families Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs Child support Father involvement
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population