Domestic Public Policy

Putting Children on the Path to Success: An Evaluation of the Room to Grow Intervention

Grant Year: 2020

Christopher Wimer, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Jane Waldfogel will examine whether an early childhood intervention that combines parenting education with the opportunity to earn material goods can improve the health and development of young children. They will measure the impact of the Room to Grow intervention, a program that provides three years of parental education along with the opportunity to receive up to $10,000 in material goods for children, on child health and development. The project’s findings will be presented in a series of papers and policy briefs.

Columbia University Domestic Public Policy