The authors surveyed fathers participating in the Georgia Fatherhood Program before they began program orientation. The study team recruited nonparticipants—who were noncustodial parents required to pay child support—from child support enforcement offices or courthouses and offered them $10 to complete an initial survey.
To collect post-test data, the authors contacted the participants and nonparticipants who had completed the initial survey, offering a $25 incentive for survey completion.
Time period of study:
Pre-intervention data were collected from August through December 1999 and post-intervention data were collected from January through June 2000.
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Participant employment and public benefit status
Had low incomes
The Georgia Fatherhood Program
Noncustodial parents who have a child support order or child support arrearage, lack high school educational credentials, are unemployed or underemployed, or are referred by their child support agent are eligible to participate in the Georgia Fatherhood Program. The program provides job placement and training in life skills and in occupations like truck driving and heating or air conditioning repair.
Members of the comparison group were noncustodial parents subject to a child support order. They received no employment training or job placement.