Five-Year Results of a Program to Reduce Poverty and Reform Welfare

June, 2003
Aletha Huston, Cynthia Miller, Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Greg Duncan, Carolyn Eldred, Thomas S. Weisner, Edward D. Lowe, Vonnie McLoyd, Danielle Crosby, Marika N. Ripke, Cindy Redcross

This rigorous long-term evaluation reveals that building a safety net of financial supports for low-income parents who work improved the well-being of their children.


Interim Results of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Evaluation

May, 2010
Megan Millenky, Dan Bloom, Colleen Dillon

Interim results from a random assignment evaluation of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, an intensive, residential program for high school dropouts, show that young people who had access to ChalleNGe were much more likely than those in the control group to have obtained a high school diploma or a General Educational Development certificate. They were also somewhat more likely to be working, in college, or enlisted in the military.


How Welfare and Work Policies Influence Parents’ Decisions

August, 2002
Lisa Gennetian, Aletha Huston, Danielle Crosby, Young Eun Chang, Edward D. Lowe, Thomas S. Weisner

Congressional deliberations on the future of welfare reform have reopened a debate about whether current child care assistance programs adequately support employment among low-income working parents while also fostering their children’s development. Issues at the forefront of this debate are explored in this timely new policy brief.

Working Paper
July, 2008
Aletha Huston, Jessica Thornton Walker, Chantelle Dowsett, Amy E. Imes, Angelica Ware

Implemented in 1994, New Hope provided full-time workers with several benefits for three years: an earnings supplement, low-cost health insurance, and subsidized child care. This working paper examines the effects of New Hope on children’s academic achievement and achievement motivation eight years after random assignment.