Working Dads: Final Report on the Fathers at Work Initiative Executive Summary

by Jean Baldwin Grossman; Shayne Spaulding; Dee Wallace

Oct 1, 2009
This executive summary draws on findings from P/PV's evaluation of Fathers at Work, a national demonstration funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The demonstration was 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 payments. The summary presents an overview of the initiative's implementation activities and participant outcomes and explores implications for policy, programs and researchers.
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