09 Jan
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Girls not Brides Theory of Change

Every year 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. How do we get from here to a world without child marriage, where girls and women enjoy equality with boys and men, and are empowered to reach their full potential?   Girls not Brides Theory of Change maps out the multiple strategies and […]

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09 Jan
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World Family Map 2014

The World Family Map is a comprehensive report that identifies and tracks family factors affecting child and family well-being, across 60 countries. The study reveals that in all regions of the world the family itself is undergoing major changes, with declining fertility rates, declining marriage and increasing cohabitation rates, and increasing proportions of children living […]

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09 Jan
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Family Strengthening Research: FY 2013

This report provides detailed summaries of major research investments by OPRE’s Division of Family Strengthening (DFS) along with brief overviews of past projects. The featured projects cover topics that include strengthening relationships within families, supporting fatherhood, nurturing children through their families, reducing teen pregnancy, and supporting youth in their transition to adulthood. The report also […]

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09 Jan
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Family Structure and Family Formation among Low-Income Hispanics in the U.S

This research brief, from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, provides a national portrait of low-income Hispanic families in the U.S. Having a better understanding of these families will help programs and policymakers in their efforts to assist these families. We use recent nationally-representative data to describe the relationship and childbearing histories […]

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09 Jan
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Ex-Prisoner Reentry Strategies Study, 2011-2015

The Ex-Prisoner Reentry Strategies Study, being conducted by The Urban Institute, will document the implementation of programs funded under the FY 2011 Community-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Project grant announcement, the experiences of staff and participants, and lessons useful to others in the field. The researchers will also develop evaluation design recommendations for comprehensive […]

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09 Jan
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Supporting Healthy Marriages, 2003-2013

The Supporting Healthy Marriage project, being led by MDRC, is an impact and implementation evaluation of healthy marriage education and related services for lower-income married couples with children provided by eight programs across the country. The major study questions include: (1) What are the experiences, issues and challenges in designing, implementing and operating healthy marriage […]

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09 Jan
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Exploratory Study of Decision-Making in Low-Income Couples: Technical Report

The Exploratory Study of Decision Making in Low-Income Couples (CDM) was designed to gather information that may ultimately help shape content, service delivery, and outcome measurement in programs serving economically disadvantaged families, particularly parents eligible for public assistance and social services. The study uses survey data, direct observation of couple interaction, and physiological measurement to […]

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09 Jan
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Strengthening Families with Children Born Out-of-Wedlock, 2001-2003

The Strengthening Families with Children Born Out-of-Wedlock project was jointly funded by ACF’s Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation and Office of Child Support Enforcement. Researchers conducting this study utilized research, information obtained from field observations, and expert consultation to develop a conceptual framework for the design and evaluation of interventions to improve the quality […]

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09 Jan
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Supporting Healthy Marriage in Step-Families, 2005-2006

The Supporting Healthy Marriage in Step-Families project: (1) summarized and synthesized the existing literature concerning the characteristics of stepfamilies, (2) catalogued and documented existing marriage support and education programs focused on step/blended families, and (3) developed a conceptual framework to help guide future programmatic and research agendas aimed at stabilizing and supporting step-families, with a […]

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