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Working dads: Final report on the Fathers at Work initiative

Date Added to Library: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 09:50
Individual Author: 
Spaulding, Shayne
Grossman, Jean Baldwin
Wallace, Dee
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Published Date: 
October 2009
Published Date (Text): 
October 2009

Presents findings from P/PV's evaluation of Fathers at Work, a national demonstration funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, designed to help low-income noncustodial fathers increase their employment and earnings, become more involved in their children's lives, and provide them with more consistent financial support. The Fathers at Work programs offered a unique combination of job training and placement, child support and fatherhood services at six well-established community-based organizations in Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, CA; and Roanoke, VA. Our findings suggest that the programs produced important benefits for participants, including increased earnings and child support payment. The report details the specific strategies Fathers at Work programs used and explores the policy implications of this research. (author abstract)

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