In 2023, JBA released a study identifying significant improvements in family economic well-being among caregivers enrolled in Parents as Teachers (PAT) home visiting. Disaggregated data found that race and ethnicity moderated the effects of these outcomes.
This project uses qualitative methods to assess the experiences of culturally diverse caregivers with setting and attaining education and employment goals. We work closely with the PAT National Center to—
- Design and develop parent educator and caregiver recruitment materials
- Conduct outreach
- Conduct parent educator and caregiver focus groups
- Complete qualitative analyses
A final report will highlight findings across and within racial and ethnic groups. We are also exploring mechanisms of action that may help develop a theory of change through a review of the literature and the components of the PAT model.
Grace Atukpawu-Tipton, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Senior Research Associate
Grace Atukpawu-Tipton has more than 20 years of experience in program evaluation, evaluation technical assistance, and applied social science research in the...
Amanda Eastern, Ph.D., M.S.
Amanda Eastern has a background in applied social science research and early childhood policy analysis. Her areas of expertise include qualitative research...