In NYC P-TECH Grades 9-14 schools, students take an integrated sequence of high school and college courses with the goal of completing both high school and college, while simultaneously being exposed to hands-on work experiences. This infographic describes the model and introduces MDRC’s evaluation of it.
The Center for Applied Behavioral Science (CABS) combines MDRC’s decades of experience tackling social policy issues with insights from behavioral science. This graphic explains the CABS’s approach to solving problems.
Evidence from Ten Experimental Welfare-to-Work Programs
Evidence from Random Assignment Studies of Welfare and Work Programs
The Effects of Welfare Reform Policies on Marriage and Cohabitation
How Mothers Meet Basic Family Needs While Moving from Welfare to Work
Ethnographic Evidence from Working Poor Families in the New Hope Intervention
Patching Together Care for Children When Parents Move from Welfare to Work
This paper illustrates how to design an experimental sample for measuring the effects of educational programs when whole schools are randomized to a program and control group. It addresses such issues as what number of schools should be randomized, how many students per school are needed, and what is the best mix of program and control schools.