Building Strong Families, 2002-2013
The Building Strong Families (BSF) study, led by Mathematica, is a multi-site impact and implementation evaluation of healthy marriage and relationship education and support services offered to unwed parents at or near the birth of their child. The study documented the interim (15-months) and long-term (36-month) impacts of the services, how the program services were implemented, and participants’ experiences.
After being stripped of all identifying information, data sets from BSF have been made available to the larger research and policy community for secondary analysis. All data from the baseline, program participation (from sites’ Management Information Systems), 15-mo follow-up, and 36-mo follow-up have been archived at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/).