Parents and Children Together (PACT) Responsible Fatherhood (RF) Study Data Collection, Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri, 2012-2015 (ICPSR 37673)

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Sheena McConnell, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Robin Dion, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

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Parents and Children Together: Effects of Four Responsible Fatherhood Programs for Low-Income fathers, United States, 2012-2015

Parent and Children Together (PACT) Responsible Fatherhood (RF) project is an examination of the effects of federally funded responsible fatherhood programs. This project was interested in learning about service implications, the needs and experiences of participants, and the effectiveness of these services. To examine how parenting, relationships, socioeconomic status, and well-being are being affected by responsible fatherhood programs.

This dataset is focused on individuals representing a few in the population. The 4 programs that participated in the Responsible Fatherhood study were: Connections to Success in Kansas and Missouri, Fathers' Support Center in Missouri, FATHER Project at Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, and Urban Ventures in Minnesota.

This data collection covered topics such as parental involvement, parenting skills, relationship status, child engagement, employment, criminal justice involvement, housing stability, and mental well-being. The demographic variables are race, age, monthly income, and education level.

McConnell, Sheena, and Dion, Robin. Parents and Children Together (PACT) Responsible Fatherhood (RF) Study Data Collection, Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri, 2012-2015. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2020-10-27. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37673.v1

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families (HHSP23320095642WC)

This data collection may not be used for any purpose other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to learn the identity of any person or establishment is prohibited. To obtain the restricted file, researchers must agree to the terms and conditions of a Restricted Data Use Agreement.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2012 -- 2015
2012-12-01 -- 2015-03-31
  1. For more information, please see the PACT Evaluation page from the Administration for Children and Families website or the Mathematica PACT website.

The purpose of this study was to contribute to the responsible fatherhood field so that funders, developers, researchers and providers can work together to learn, adapt, and improve programs.

The evaluation team selected four grantees to participate in the PACT evaluation: Connections to Success, Fathers' Support Center, FATHER Project at Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, and Urban Ventures. The evaluation team selected these programs for their intensity of services, capacity for recruitment and enrollment, ability to adhere to random assignment due to an absence of similar services in their areas. Fathers who applied for 1 of the 4 RF programs were randomly assigned to a program group that was offered RF services or to a control group that was not. The control group received information about other services in the community and could choose to participate in those.

The PACT RF programs enrolled men into the study sample from December 2012 through March 2015, with the specific sample intake period varying somewhat across programs. Fathers who applied for one of the four RF programs in PACT were randomly assigned to a program group that was offered RF services or to a control group that was not. The control group received information about other services in the community and could choose to participate in those. A follow-up survey was conducted at approximately 12 months after study enrollment.

Cross-sectional ad-hoc follow-up

Fathers enrolled in a Responsible Fatherhood program who met the following criteria: male, 18 years or older, and had at least 1 biological or adopted child.

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The 12-month follow up survey: 72 percent of fathers.

2020-10-27

2020-10-27 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.

The data are not weighted. Non-response survey weight variables in the data collection are included: rfrespwt and rfrespwt_focalmom.

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