Supporting Healthy Marriages, 2003-2014

Project Overview

The Supporting Healthy Marriage study, led by MDRC, is an impact and implementation evaluation of healthy marriage education and related services for lower-income married couples with children provided by eight programs across the country. The study documented the interim (12-months) and long-term (30-month) impacts of the services, how the program services were implemented and participants’ experiences.

Data Availability

After being stripped of all identifying information, data sets from SHM have been made available to the larger research and policy community for secondary analysis. All data from the baseline, Management Information System, 12-mo follow-up survey, observational study, child assessment, and 30-mo adult and youth follow-up survey have been archived at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (see:

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