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Georgia Fatherhood Program

Health Factors: Family & Social Support
Decision Makers: Local Government State Government Nonprofit Leaders Public Health Professionals & Advocates
Evidence Rating: Insufficient Evidence
Population Reach: 1-9% of WI's population
Impact on Disparities: Likely to decrease disparities

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The Georgia Fatherhood Program provides education, training, and job placement for non-custodial fathers with the aim of improving the economic well-being of their children.

Expected Beneficial Outcomes

Improved economic security

Evidence of Effectiveness

There is insufficient evidence to determine whether the Georgia Fatherhood Program improves the economic well-being of children of non-custodial fathers. Available evidence suggests that previously unemployed program participants can realize increases in employment and income (Bloomer 2003), but these findings have not been replicated.

Implementation Resources

Georgia Fatherhood Program - Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS). Fatherhood program. Accessed on February 24, 2016

Citations - Evidence

Bloomer 2003* - Bloomer SR, Sipe TA. The impact of the Georgia fatherhood program on employment and wages. Journal of Social Service Research. 2003;29(4):53-65. Accessed on November 24, 2015

Page Last Updated

December 11, 2015

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