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ERIC Number: ED512006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
WWC Quick Review of the Report "Toward Reduced Poverty across Generations: Early Findings from New York City's Conditional Cash Transfer Program"
What Works Clearinghouse
This study examined whether offering low-income families cash rewards for engaging in activities related to children's education, family preventive health care, and parental employment improves family and child outcomes. This quick review focuses specifically on the effects of the Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards program on children's core educational outcomes. The study covered the first two years of this ongoing project and followed more than 9,000 K-12th-graders. It reported a range of education outcomes, including student attendance, academic performance (as measured by New York State test scores), credits earned, test-taking and passing rates, and graduation rates. The research described in this report meets the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [The following study is the focus of this "Quick Review": Riccio, J., Dechausay, N., Greenberg, D., Miller, C., Rucks, Z., & Verma, N. (2010). "Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program." New York, NY: MDRC.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: New York
IES Funded: Yes