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The Parents and Children Together (PACT) evaluation included a large-scale, random assignment examination of four federally funded Responsible Fatherhood (RF) programs serving low-income fathers that received grants in 2011. As part of the PACT RF impact study, the study team randomly assigned 5,522 fathers who applied for one of the four PACT RF programs to either (1) a program group, which was offered RF services, or (2) a control group, which was not offered these services.
This report provides documentation to accompany the PACT RF impact study restricted use data collection that will be archived at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The restricted use data collection contains five files: (1) the baseline survey raw data file, (2) the 12-month survey raw data file, (3) the program participation file, (4) the 12-month follow-up analysis file and (5) the file containing analysis weights.
The documentation report describes the PACT RF study, including evaluation design and data collection. Later chapters provide information on study methodology and sampling, describe the measurement tools used in the PACT RF study, and inventory the data files used in the PACT RF data collection. A set of appendices to this document provides survey data instruments and codebooks for the program participation file, the 12-month follow-up analysis file and the file containing analysis weights. Codebooks for the 12-month survey raw data file can be made available upon request. Please contact APatnaik@mathematica-mpr.com.
Patnaik, Ankita, Alma Vigil, Jeremy Page, Reginald Covington, Quinn Moore, April Wu, and Sarah Avellar (2019). Parents and Children Together (PACT): Documentation Report for PACT Responsible Fatherhood Restricted Use Data Files. OPRE Report Number 2019-104. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services