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Insights for Promoting Employment of People with Disabilities
A series of articles explores potential for early intervention and employment support strategies to reduce reliance on public disability benefits.Read more
Wide Differences in Readiness
Findings showing at-risk kindergartners start well behind peers help inform Sesame Street educational framework.Read more
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Mathematica is building on our initial study of Knowledge is Power Program (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 includes an impact analysis, an implementation analysis, and a...
This report provides an analysis of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11, focusing on the school readiness and abilities of beginning kindergartners.
The National Pharmaceutical Council survey offers an important snapshot of the health care and CER landscape, one that is changing with each passing year. In addition to assessing the key players in the...
Mathematica is evaluating the extent to which SOAR training changes frontline workers’ knowledge and practice, the effect of SOAR on SSI/SSDI application outcomes, environmental and implication factors associated with application outcomes, and benefits of improved application outcomes for state and private...
Mathematica conducted the 2010 National Mental Health Services Survey.
Emerging Roles of Residential Treatment Centers in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services System
Mathematica examined (1) the extent to which residential treatment providers operationalize systems of care values and principles and whether there are barriers to doing so, (2) the extent to which families, both youth and caregivers, are partners in the development, oversight, and operation of RTC services,...
Mathematica conducted research, surveys, data collection, and analysis to offer insights and information about current trends in Medicaid-funded behavioral health services. We conducted a survey of Medicaid officials on state administration of mental health services and compared multiple national data...
The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a network of charter schools designed to improve the educational opportunities available to low-income families.
This issue brief provides an early look at the experiences of districts implementing the Teacher Incentive Fund in 2010.
Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund: Implementation and Early Impacts of Pay-for-Performance After One Year: Executive Summary
This is the first of four planned reports from a multiyear study focusing on the Teacher Incentive Fund grants awarded in 2010. It examines grantees’ implementation experiences and intermediate educator outcomes near the end of the first year of program implementation, before the first pay-for-performance...
Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund: Implementation and Early Impacts of Pay-for-Performance After One Year
This is the first of four planned reports from a multiyear study focusing on the TIF grants awarded in 2010. It examines grantees’ implementation experiences and intermediate educator outcomes near the end of the first year of program implementation, before the first pay-for-performance payouts to teachers...
A noted panel of experts discusses the evidence for weaving early childhood development into child survival and health programs, with a focus on identifying strategies and promising innovations that can be adapted and replicated.
Mathematica’s Center on Health Care Effectiveness (CHCE) hosted a forum to discuss past, present, and potential future efforts to measure comprehensiveness and improve patient-centered primary care. Topics covered included prior efforts to measure comprehensiveness in primary care, measures of comprehensiveness...
Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis continued the conversation on building worker skills, and discussed new proposals on apprenticeship programs, funding training programs for low-skill workers, and financial incentives for colleges to better prepare disadvantaged students for work. The panelists included...
Day two of the Hamilton Project’s anti-poverty summit, Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis, focused on policy proposals to improve safety net and work support. The first panel of the day discussed expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit, reforms to the Child and Dependent care tax credit, and the...
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Associate Director of Survey Research
Debra Wright specializes in the design and direction of large-scale multimode and longitudinal surveys and evaluations. She has particular expertise in studies that survey vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations, such as low-income families, noncustodial parents, and people with disabilities.
- National Beneficiary Survey
- Disability Statistics and Measurement Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (STATS-RRTC)
- 2010 National Beneficiary Survey Methodology and Descriptive Statistics
- Is There a Trade-off Between Quality and Cost? Telephone Versus Face-to-Face Interviewing of Persons with Disabilities
- Employment and Income Support
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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.