To get low-income teenagers to spend more time on school work, a new study suggests that schools should pay them, the Huffington Post reports. A recent study released by MDRC and co-authored by NYU Steinhardt researchers J. Lawrence Aber and Pamela Morris analyzed how parents and their teenage children were affected by the Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards program, a three-year conditional cash transfer program launched by the Center for Economic Opportunity in the Mayor’s Office in 2007. Conditional cash transfer programs offer monetary assistance to low-income families in an effort to reduce short- and long-term poverty while...

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