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The Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation: A Family-Strengthening Program for Low-Income Families: Final Impacts from the Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation.

Publication Year: 
2014
Personal Author: 
Lundquist, Erika.
Hsueh, JoAnn.
Lowenstein, Amy E.
Faucetta, Kristen.
Gubits, Daniel.
Michalopoulos, Charles.
Knox, Virginia.
Corporate Author: 
United States Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
Technical Report
Page Count: 
150
Journal Title: 
OPRE Report 2014-09A.

This report provides an overview of the Supporting Healthy Marriage program model and includes final (30-month) impact findings on a range of outcomes including marital stability, relationship quality, co-parenting, and adult and child well-being. The report indicates that the program did not increase the likelihood that couples stayed together. The program did produce small positive effects in the relationship quality domain, but it did not improve co-parenting or measurably benefit children. The Technical Supplement report presents supporting technical documentation related to the study design and analyses (e.g., analytic methods, variable construction, etc.). (Author abstract)

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