Cynthia Miller
Cynthia Miller
Senior Fellow
Economic Mobility, Housing, and Communities

Miller is an economist whose work focuses on policies and programs to increase the employment and earnings of low-wage workers and disadvantaged young adults. She is the project director for the Paycheck Plus evaluation, testing an expanded Earned Income Tax Credit for single workers without dependent children in New York City. She also leads the YouthBuild evaluation, which is studying the effects of YouthBuild on disadvantaged young people using data from nearly 80 programs around the country. She is a lead investigator for the Family Rewards Opportunity NYC Project, the first test of a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program in the United States, and the CCT replication study funded by the Social Innovation Fund. She received her PhD in economics from Columbia University.

Projects

Products

Report

The Need for More and Better Data

Issue Focus

A Synthesis of the Research for Employers and Local Governments

Report

A Study of College Transition Text-Based Messaging

Brief

A Synthesis of Findings from the Paycheck Plus Demonstration

Report

Final Impact Findings from the Paycheck Plus Demonstration in Atlanta

Report

Implications for Research and Evaluation to Inform Programs Serving Low-Income Populations

Working Paper

A Synthesis of Findings on the ASAP Model from Six Colleges Across Two States

Report

Findings and Lessons from Three Colleges’ Efforts to Build on the iPASS Initiative

Report

Interim Findings from the Paycheck Plus Demonstration in Atlanta

Report

Three-Year Results from the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) Ohio Demonstration

Brief

Introducing the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt Project

Brief

Findings from Three New Studies of Youth Employment Programs

Report

Final Impact Findings from the Paycheck Plus Demonstration in New York City