This working paper introduces the Supporting Healthy Marriage evaluation, the first large-scale, multisite experiment that is testing voluntary marriage education programs for low-income married couples with children in eight sites across the country. The year-long programs consist of a series of marriage education workshops with additional family support services and referrals.
The Role of Informal Care in the Lives of Low-Income Women and Children
Drawing on ethnographic interviews, this policy brief describes the patchwork child care arrangements made by low-income parents and discusses implications for policies that would promote the dual objectives of child well-being and parental employment.
Evidence from Ten Experimental Welfare-to-Work Programs
Evidence from Random Assignment Studies of Welfare and Work Programs
The Effects of Welfare Reform Policies on Marriage and Cohabitation
How Mothers Meet Basic Family Needs While Moving from Welfare to Work
Ethnographic Evidence from Working Poor Families in the New Hope Intervention