This paper presents findings from in-depth interviews with 16 couples who participated in the Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) program. Couples reported benefiting from SHM’s focus on communication and conflict management, but financial needs and lack of social supports placed stress on their relationships throughout their tenure in SHM.
Evidence from Three States
In a study of over 3,500 women in welfare-to-work programs in three states, child care instability did not appear to be a major cause of employment instability.
Situating Child Care and Child Care Subsidy Use in the Daily Routines of Lower-Income Families
Welfare-Reliant Women’s Post-TANF Views of Work-Family Trade-offs and Marriage