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Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers Initiative: Summary of Impact Findings

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Document date: October 15, 2012
Released online: December 03, 2013
To help low-income noncustodial parents find work and pay child support, the New York Legislature enacted the Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers Initiative in 2006, offering a refundable tax credit and work-oriented programs to noncustodial parents. This report summarizes findings from our evaluation of the initiative and discusses the characteristics of noncustodial parents who participated. These findings suggest that allocating new funding to the employment-oriented component of the initiative and extending the tax credit would improve employment outcomes and child support compliance among noncustodial parents.


Topics/Tags: | Economy/Taxes | Employment | Families and Parenting


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