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This brief reviews the design and administration of the EITC and summarizes the literature on the EITC’s effects on work, wages, poverty, financial stability, and other nonfinancial benefits, giving special attention to the way program outcomes might depend on or relate to payment timing. The authors discuss how changing the EITC’s payment structures may affect recipients and how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) carries out the EITC to highlight important considerations and possible trade-offs. The brief identifies areas where additional research is needed to better understand these relationships and trade-offs related to payment timing.

This report describes the operation of an intensive job search assistance program for cash assistance recipients in Westchester County, New York, and provides lessons for other policymakers and program administrators interested in the approach. In 2016-2017, Westchester County operated a full-time, eight-week course designed to teach job readiness and job search skills.

This tip sheet shares lessons learned by the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) study thus far so that other programs can consider implementing these approaches to encourage father engagement.

Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Research and Evaluation Newsletter - Issue 6

Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Research and Evaluation Newsletter - Issue 5

In this issue:

  • OPRE Research in 60 Seconds: Parents and Children Together Evaluation Findings
  • A Snapshot of the PACT Study Design
  • Supporting the Fatherhood Journey: Findings from the Parents and Children Together Evaluation
  • Recent Reports from the PACT Evaluation
  • Modification to the Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets Funding Opportunity Announcement

Updates on behavioral economics and the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project.

Updates on behavioral economics and the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project.

Updates on behavioral economics and the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project.

Family Strengthening Scholars: 2017 Grantees & Abstracts

This brief identifies common features of programs that offer integrated services to support both the economic security of families and the development and wellbeing of children.

Focusing on programs operating as of early 2016, the brief discusses:...