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Inside the Black Box of Interactions Between Programs and Participants

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This report is scheduled for release in mid March. It is the final report of a project exploring evidence-based strategies for reliably identifying subgroups of low-income fathers at the outset of evaluations. The project included a scan of innovative approaches to examining subgroups that have been used in other fields, a review of theories of behavior change particularly focused on behaviors targeted by fatherhood programs, a review of relevant psychosocial indicators and measures, and a convening of federal and nonfederal experts. The project was conducted for ASPE by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.