NYU Steinhardt and MDRC Study Shows that Cash Incentives Boost Time Spent on Schooling and Reduce Problem Behavior for Teenagers


Following a two-year study of the Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards Program, a comprehensive conditional cash transfer (CCT) program launched in 2007 by the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) Steinhardt researchers found that monetary incentives to low-income families changed how teenagers spent their time.

NYU Steinhardt and MDRC Study Show that Cash Incentives Boost Time Spent on Schooling and Reduce Problem Behavior for Teenagers

How can you get low-income teenagers to spend more time on school work? “Pay them,” according to a recent study released by MDRC and coauthored by 500

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