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  • Report

    What Worked, What Didn’t

    Family Rewards offered cash incentives to low-income families to reduce both current and longer-term poverty, conditioned on families’ efforts to build up their “human capital” through children’s education, preventive health care, and parents’ employment. While the program produced some positive effects on some outcomes, it left many outcomes unchanged.

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    Applying Behavioral Insights to Increase Collections

    Findings from tests in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, demonstrate that low-cost, low-effort behavioral interventions can improve child support payment outcomes. These tests are part of the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency project, sponsored by the federal Administration for Children and Families.

  • Testimony

    The Next Steps in Supporting Innovation, Continuous Improvement, and Accountability

    In testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, MDRC President Gordon Berlin provides a brief history of the federal government’s bipartisan investment in evidence building and offers thoughts on next steps for making evidence, including pay-for-success initiatives, a driver of policy change.