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Helping Veterans Find Jobs

New study sheds light on veterans' use of American Job Center services. 

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Mathematica's Global Reach

This video focuses on Mathematica's international work in over 40 countries.

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Online Charter Schools: Operations/Effects

New study reveals causes for concern.

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Meeting New Nutrition Standards

How much do school lunches really have to change?

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How PARCC Predicts College Readiness

Findings highlighted in new podcast and policy brief.

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Learn More About Mathematica

Paul Decker talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

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Mathematica is conducting a systematic review of the research literature on programs and strategies intended to help low-income adults acquire and maintain employment and achieve self-sufficiency.

Solving the childhood obesity problem will require strategies for changes in policy, the environment, the community, and the family.

This forum explored how administrative data can be used to improve public child welfare programs drawing on lessons learned from successful programs in Florida and Wisconsin.

Recent Projects


This project involves developing, field testing, and disseminating easy-to-use evaluation resources, via a web-based, interactive toolkit, to expedite low-cost, quick-turnaround evaluations using rapid-cycle evaluation.

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Mathematica built on our initial study of KIPP middle schools with this five-year project, designed to address the question of whether KIPP can maintain its effectiveness as the network grows. The study included an impact analysis, an implementation analysis, and a correlational analysis.

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CLEAR’s mission is to make research on labor topics more accessible to practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and the general public so that it can inform their decisions about labor policies and programs.

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A new initiative allowed high-need, low-income elementary schools to offer canned, frozen, or dried fruits and vegetables to promote greater flexibility in implementing the USDA's fresh fruit and vegetable program for the 2014-15 school year. Mathematica is evaluating the implementation and impacts....

Recent Publications

Achieving nationwide adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) remains an important policy priority.

Policymakers might draw incorrect conclusions about the risk of a workplace injury becoming a disability unless the research provides a joint assessment of incidence rates and disability probabilities and a comprehensive analysis of risk factors across worker groups.

In this brief, the authors document the characteristics and work-related experiences of beneficiaries who work and earn at relatively high levels, and compare them with other working and nonworking beneficiaries.

In the United States, health insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder treatments has been historically limited. In response, as of 2015, 40 states and Washington, DC, have passed state autism insurance mandates requiring many health plans in the private insurance market to cover autism diagnostic...


This forum discusses the impact of the integration of physicians into hospitals and of how policymakers can use payment reforms and other tools to shift the focus of vertically integrated health care systems to high-value care.

Matt Sloan and Nancy Murray give an overview of CIPRE's international work to improve the well-being of people in developing countries.

This forum explored how administrative data can be used to improve public child welfare programs drawing on lessons learned from successful programs in Florida and Wisconsin.

Three expert-led policy workgroups have developed actionable policy recommendations to help workers keep their jobs if they experience a potentially career-ending medical condition. At this forum, the leaders of each workgroup shared their insights and addressed the central question: How can we reduce...

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Policy Issues Are Complex.
Our Approach Is Comprehensive.

Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs since 1968. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.