|Principal Investigator:||Ashweeta Patnaik, MPH
|Sponsor:||Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, University of Notre Dame
|Project Duration:||April 2018 – December 2020
|Description:||The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at the University of Notre Dame is examining the impact of an innovative comprehensive case management program, the Padua ™ Program, created by Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW). The program is designed to permanently lift people out of poverty. It addresses the fact that the disadvantaged face complex, multifaceted, and interrelated challenges by offering a new approach that considers the whole person and his or her environment by providing (a) detailed needs assessment, (b) wrap-around case management, and (c) financial resources. LEO is conducting a study to examine through a randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluation whether this innovative intervention improves the well-being of low-income individuals.
The Ray Marshall Center (RMC) is supporting LEO in its research by linking data on Padua program participants to administrative data on employment, wages, TANF participation and SNAP participation. RMC will help LEO evaluate the impact of assignment to the Padua intervention on TANF and SNAP participation, as well as on employment and earnings.