NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 6 results Save | Export
Miller, Cynthia; Cummings, Danielle; Millenky, Megan; Wiegand, Andrew; Long, David – MDRC, 2018
Making the successful transition to adulthood has become increasingly difficult for many young people in the United States, particularly for those without a college education. Those without a high school degree face even tougher prospects, with especially high unemployment rates and falling wages. A typical worker without a high school diploma…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, High School Equivalency Programs
Riccio, James; Miller, Cynthia – MDRC, 2016
This report summarizes the findings of a long-term evaluation of Opportunity NYC--Family Rewards, an experimental, privately funded, conditional cash transfer (CCT) program to help families break the cycle of poverty. Family Rewards was the first comprehensive CCT program in a developed country. Launched in 2007 by New York City's Center for…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Welfare Services, Poverty Programs, Low Income Groups
Miller, Cynthia; Miller, Rhiannon; Verma, Nandita; Dechausay, Nadine; Yang, Edith; Rudd, Timothy; Rodriguez, Jonathan; Honig, Sylvie – MDRC, 2016
Family Rewards was an innovative approach to poverty reduction in the United States that was modeled on the conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs common in lower- and middle-income countries. The program offered cash assistance to low-income families, provided that they met certain conditions related to family health care, children's education,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Rewards, Incentives, Low Income
Miller, Cynthia; Millenky, Megan; Schwartz, Lisa; Goble, Lisbeth; Stein, Jillian – MDRC, 2016
Young people have been hit especially hard by changes in the labor market over the past decades. Unemployment among 16- to 24-year-olds increased the most of any age group during the recent recession, and remains more than double that among older adults. The unemployment rate is especially high for young people without high school diplomas.…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Unemployment, Youth Programs, Vocational Education
Miller, Cynthia; Riccio, James – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Aimed at low-income families in six of New York City's highest-poverty communities, Family Rewards ties cash rewards to a pre-specified set of activities and outcomes thought to be critical to families' short- and long-term success in the areas of children's education, family preventive health care, and parents' employment. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Family Programs, Family Income, Rewards
Miller, Cynthia; Binder, Melissa; Harris, Vanessa; Krause, Kate – MDRC, 2011
Although a growing number of individuals are enrolling in college in response to the increasing payoff to higher education, more than a third of them never finish. College completion rates are especially disappointing for low-income students, in many cases because they tend to enter college underprepared academically but also because they have…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Program Effectiveness, Scholarships, Financial Support