2014-04-28

New Study Released: Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation: Eight Sites within the United States, 2003-2013 [Restricted Use]

DSDR is pleased to announce the release of Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation: Eight Sites within the United States, 2003-2013 (ICPSR 34420). This study was conducted by JoAnn Hsueh and Virginia Knox at MDRC.

The Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) evaluation was launched in 2003 to develop, to implement, and to test the effectiveness of a program aimed at strengthening low-income couples' marriages as one approach for supporting stable and nurturing family environments and parents' and children's well-being. The evaluation was led by MDRC and was sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services. The SHM program was a voluntary yearlong marriage education program for low-income married couples who had children or were expecting a child. The program provided a series of group workshops based on structured curricula designed to enhance couples' relationships; supplemental activities to build on workshop themes; and family support services to address participation barriers, connect families with other services, and reinforce curricular themes.

Users should be aware that all parts of this study are restricted from general dissemination. Users who wish to access Supporting Health Marriage (SHM) restricted data must submit an application via ICPSR's online Data Access Request System (IDARS). For further information about the application process, please contact Andrew Proctor (atproctr@umich.edu). Information on how to apply for restricted data can be found here.