Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Privileging the participant: The importance of sub-group analysis in social welfare evaluations

Share
Description:
This paper analyzes how variation in participant take-up rates affected the impacts of the New Hope project, a random-assignment, anti-poverty program. New Hope offered experimental members four benefits--child care subsidies, wage subsidies, health insurance, and, if needed, a temporary community service job--that were available to families working full time. Take-up of the benefits was far from universal and experimental participants who used one of the benefits rarely used all of them. Clustering and propensity score methods are used to analyze take-up sub-groups and to estimate program impacts within each. The majority of take-up patterns adopted by experimental members were associated with at least one positive program impact. However, the primary beneficiaries were those parents who used the community service jobs. They increased their employment effort, felt less parenting stress, and had children with higher teacher-related academic accomplishment scores. The implication of this method for the evaluation of other multi-benefit programs is discussed. (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
Author(s):
Country:
United States

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection.

Preparing centers and a literacy-rich environment for small-group instruction in Early Reading First preschools

Other

Evaluation: Practical applications for closing achievement gaps

Other

Why families should matter for Early Reading First

Other

Assessing and creating effective preschool literacy classroom environments

Other
Release: 'v1.24.0' | Built: 2023-01-23 14:56:35 EST