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Daniel Gubits, Ph.D.

Principal Associate, Social & Economic Policy

Daniel Gubits, Ph.D. Daniel Gubits, Ph.D.
Daniel Gubits, Ph.D., conducts research in the areas of housing, homelessness, economic self-sufficiency, and disability policy. Gubits’ expertise is in econometric modeling, data analysis, and random assignment program evaluation.

Gubits serves as the director of analysis for the Family Options Study, conducted for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He is also leading the impact analysis work for the Social Security Administration’s Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND) project. Both of these are random assignment impact evaluations.

In previous work, Gubits led the analysis of employment, earnings, and benefits receipt for the Effects of Housing Vouchers on Welfare Families study, a random assignment impact evaluation conducted for HUD. He also co-authored the impact and implementation reports for the Supporting Healthy Marriage study, conducted for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
 
Gubits holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Johns Hopkins University, a Masters of Public Affairs and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and an A.B. in anthropology from Brown University.
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Expertise

  • Random Assignment Evaluations
  • Data Analysis
  • Econometric Modeling
  • Welfare and Family policy
  • Housing Assistance
  • Workforce Development




Key Projects

  • Impact of Housing and Services Interventions on Homeless Families study (also called the Family Options Study)
  • Supporting Healthy Marriage
  • Benefit Offset National Demonstration
  • Effects of Housing Vouchers on Welfare Families




Selected Publications

  • “Family Options Study: Short-Term Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families,” Prepared for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research. Abt Associates in partnership with Vanderbilt University. Gubits, Daniel, Marybeth Shinn, Stephen Bell, Michelle Wood, Samuel Dastrup, Claudia D. Solari, Scott R. Brown, Steven Brown, Lauren Dunton, Winston Lin, Debi McInnis, Jason Rodriguez, Galen Savidge, and Brooke E. Spellman. July 2015.
  • “Third-Year Snapshot of Earnings and Benefit Impacts for Stage 1,” prepared for the Social Security Administration, Office of Research, Demonstrations, and Employment Support. Wittenburg, David, David R. Mann, David Stapleton, Daniel Gubits, David Judkins, and Andrew McGuirk. April 2015.
  • “First- and Second-Year Snapshot of Earnings and Benefit Impacts for Stage 2,” Prepared for the Social Security Administration, Office of Research, Demonstrations, and Employment Support. Gubits, Daniel, Winston Lin, Stephen Bell, and David Judkins. August 2014.
  • "Implementing a Random Assignment Study of Interventions to Serve Homeless Families," presented at the 17th Annual ACF Welfare Research & Evaluation Conference, Washington DC, May, 2014.
  • “Do the Effects of a Relationship Education Program Vary for Different Types of Couples? Exploratory Subgroup Analysis in the Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation,” Prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Gubits, Daniel, Amy E. Lowenstein, Jorgen Harris, and JoAnn Hsueh. March 2014.
  • “A Family-Strengthening Program for Low-Income Families: Final Impacts from the Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation,” Prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Lundquist, Erika, JoAnn Hsueh, Amy E. Lowenstein, Kristen Faucetta, Daniel Gubits, Charles Michalopoulos, and Virginia Knox. January 2014.
  • “A Family-Strengthening Program for Low-Income Families: Final Impacts from the Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation, Technical Supplement,” Prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Lowenstein, Amy E., Noemi Altman, Patricia M. Chou, Kristen Faucetta, Adam Greeney, Daniel Gubits, Jorgen Harris, JoAnn Hsueh, Erika Lundquist, Charles Michalopoulos, and Vinh Q. Nguyen. January 2014.
  • “BOND Implementation and Evaluation: Stage 2 Early Assessment Report,” Prepared for the Social Security Administration, Office of Program Development & Research. Gubits, Daniel, Michelle Derr, Jillian Berk, Ann Person, David Stapleton, Denise Hoffman, Stephen Bell, Rachel Cook, and David Wittenburg. August 2013.
  • “BOND Implementation and Evaluation: First-Year Snapshot of Earnings and Benefit Impacts for Stage 1,” Prepared for the Social Security Administration, Office of Program Development & Research. Stapleton, David, David Wittenburg, Daniel Gubits, David Judkins, David R. Mann, and Andrew McGuirk. May 2013.
  • “Family Options Study: Interim Report,” Prepared for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research. Abt Associates in partnership with Vanderbilt University. Gubits, Daniel, Brooke Spellman, Lauren Dunton, Scott Brown, and Michelle Wood. March 2013.
  • “Family Options Study: Data Collection and Analysis Plan,” Prepared for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research. Abt Associates in partnership with Vanderbilt University. Gubits, Daniel, Michelle Wood, and Stephen Bell. March 2013.