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Parents and Children Together (PACT) Responsible Fatherhood (RF) Study Data Collection, Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri, 2012-2015

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, survey data
Creator
  • McConnell, Sheena
  • Dion, Robin
Other Title
  • Parents and Children Together: Effects of Four Responsible Fatherhood Programs for Low-Income fathers, United States, 2012-2015 (Alternative Title)
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2020-10-27
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
adopted children; child care; child welfare; family counseling; fathers; interpersonal relations; low income groups; mental health; parent child relationship; parental attitudes; parenting skills; single parent families
Description
  • Abstract

    Parent and Children Together (PACT) Responsible Fatherhood (RF) project is an examination of the effects of federally funded responsible fatherhood programs. This project was interested in learning about service implications, the needs and experiences of participants, and the effectiveness of these services. To examine how parenting, relationships, socioeconomic status, and well-being are being affected by responsible fatherhood programs. This dataset is focused on individuals representing a few in the population. The 4 programs that participated in the Responsible Fatherhood study were: Connections to Success in Kansas and Missouri, Fathers' Support Center in Missouri, FATHER Project at Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, and Urban Ventures in Minnesota. This data collection covered topics such as parental involvement, parenting skills, relationship status, child engagement, employment, criminal justice involvement, housing stability, and mental well-being. The demographic variables are race, age, monthly income, and education level.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to contribute to the responsible fatherhood field so that funders, developers, researchers and providers can work together to learn, adapt, and improve programs.
  • Methods

    The evaluation team selected four grantees to participate in the PACT evaluation: Connections to Success, Fathers' Support Center, FATHER Project at Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, and Urban Ventures. The evaluation team selected these programs for their intensity of services, capacity for recruitment and enrollment, ability to adhere to random assignment due to an absence of similar services in their areas. Fathers who applied for 1 of the 4 RF programs were randomly assigned to a program group that was offered RF services or to a control group that was not. The control group received information about other services in the community and could choose to participate in those.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed consistency checks..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: The 12-month follow up survey: 72 percent of fathers.
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Baseline Survey Data File
    • DS2: 12-Month Follow-up Survey Data File
    • DS3: Program Participation (PACTIS) Data File
    • DS4: 12-Month Analysis Data File
    • DS5: Analysis Weights File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2012--2015
  • 2012 / 2015
  • Collection date: 2012-12-01--2015-03-31
  • 2012-12-01 / 2015-03-31
Geographic Coverage
  • Kansas
  • Kansas City (Kansas)
  • Kansas City (Missouri)
  • Minneapolis
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • St. Louis
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Fathers enrolled in a Responsible Fatherhood program who met the following criteria: male, 18 years or older, and had at least 1 biological or adopted child.
Sampling
The PACT RF programs enrolled men into the study sample from December 2012 through March 2015, with the specific sample intake period varying somewhat across programs. Fathers who applied for one of the four RF programs in PACT were randomly assigned to a program group that was offered RF services or to a control group that was not. The control group received information about other services in the community and could choose to participate in those. A follow-up survey was conducted at approximately 12 months after study enrollment.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
Note
Funding institution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families (HHSP23320095642WC).
Availability
Delivery
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37673 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-27 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-10-27

McConnell, Sheena; Dion, Robin (2020): Parents and Children Together (PACT) Responsible Fatherhood (RF) Study Data Collection, Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri, 2012-2015. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37673.v1