Domestic Public Policy

Poverty Reduction and Early Cognitive Development

Grant Year: 2019


Greg Duncan and Katherine Magnuson will assess whether provision of small amounts of unconditional financial resources to families with newborn children improves the children’s developmental outcomes at age three. The team will undertake an experimental evaluation of a program providing annual cash payments of $4,000 to families for three years and measure its effects on their children’s school readiness. The project’s findings will appear in a report and a series of papers.

University of California, Irvine Domestic Public Policy

$399,527