Rachel Sander
Research Analyst, MDRC Center for Applied Behavioral Science

Sander joined MDRC’s Center for Applied Behavioral Science (CABS) in 2019. As a technical research analyst, she manages and analyzes data for the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency-Next Generation project. Sander has extensive research experience in impact evaluation and behavior change. Before joining MDRC, she worked with the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Norms Group to identify the psychosocial motivators behind collective practices such as child marriage and open defecation, in Mali and India respectively. She also worked with Innovations for Poverty Action to measure the effects of an employer-based savings program on the lives of tea farmers in southern Malawi. Sander holds a BA in French Studies from Bard College and an MA in international affairs from the New School.

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      An Evaluation of the Returning Citizens Stimulus Program

      September, 2021

      In April 2020, the Center for Employment Opportunities launched the Returning Citizens Stimulus (RCS), a cash transfer program that offered financial support to people released from prison or jail. The findings in this report suggest that RCS may provide a promising model for smoothing reentry from incarceration.

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