As an architect of social policy research, we conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income people to work. Our work has expanded and evolved over time, using rigorous analysis as its foundation, to provide decision makers with policy-relevant evidence and recommendations.
EVIDENCE & INSIGHTS
Temporary Stays and Persistent Gains: The Causal Effects of Foster Care
We estimate the effects of foster care on children’s outcomes by exploiting the quasi-random assignment of child welfare investigators in Michigan. We find that foster care improved children’s safety and educational outcomes.Learn more
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