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Using Research and Evaluation to Support Programs that Promote Parents’ Economic Security and Children’s Well-being.

Publication Year: 
2018
Personal Author: 
Ross, Christine. Sama-Miller, Emily. Roberts, Lily.
Corporate Author: 
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Briefing Materials
Page Count: 
17

The Exploration of Integrated Approaches to Supporting Child Development and Improving Family Economic Security project investigated the design and evaluability of approaches to alleviating poverty that address the needs of low-income parents and children. The project examined programs that deliberately combine services that are intended to support both child development and parental economic security. Recent advances in implementation science and other fields of research can provide key insights for new programs that may prove more effective than similar programs designed in the 1980s and 1990s. The project was funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and was conducted by Mathematica Policy Research and Northwestern University. (Author abstract)

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