New Report Shows Employment Programs for Young People Can Increase Earnings & Child Support Payments
Working Dads: Final Report on the Fathers at Work Initiative (free download) presents findings from the US Public/Private Ventures’ evaluation of Fathers at Work, a national US demonstration project 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 organisations across the country. 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.
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Tags: African-Caribbean fathers, Separated families, Vulnerable families