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The Supporting Healthy Marriage study, led by MDRC, was 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 study documented the interim (12-months) and long-term (30-month) impacts of the services, how the program services were implemented and participants’ experiences.
This project began in 2003 and collected data at eight sites. Across the eight sites 6,298 married couples (12,596 participants) with a child under the age 18 (or that were expecting a child) were interviewed. Data was collected via computer-assisted personal interviewing, computer-assisted telephone interviewing, coded video observation, cognitive assessment test, face-to-face interviews and questionnaires.
This evaluation was sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE). Additional information about the data set is located here. As some of the data included in this set is restricted, please see the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research online tutorial for obtaining restricted-use data here.