This report, developed by Mathematica Policy Research, describes the effects of the Building Strong Families (BSF) program on unwed parents who received group relationship skills education. Although no strong effects of BSF on these participating couples were found in general, couples who attended at least half of the group sessions (only 29% of those offered services) were more likely to live together (married or unmarried) at the 15-month follow-up. The authors acknowledge some limitations in the study and the need to further examine the variations in outcomes based on participant characteristics, attendance rates and curriculum.
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BSF's Effects on Couples Who Attended Group Relationship Skills Sessions: A Special Analysis of 15-Month Data.