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Policy in Perspective: Family Caregiving

New podcast explores progress, challenges in relieving burdens of family caregivers.

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Helping Ill or Injured Workers

A forum on October 22 will discuss policy recommendations to help workers keep their jobs if they have a potentially career-ending medical condition.

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Results from a Five-Year Study
New report highlights key findings. Read more
Educator Pay-for-Performance Helps Improve Student Achievement

Performance-based bonuses within TIF program drive small, positive impacts in reading.

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Literacy in the Developing World

Mathematica researchers evaluate efforts to improve education in Africa, Latin America.

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50th Anniversary of Medicare/Medicaid

Watch our new video, which links to resources related to the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid.

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Learn More About Mathematica

Paul Decker talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

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The Office of Disability Employment Policy has a strong interest in advancing policies and programs that promote positive stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW) outcomes for workers who experience a chronic illness, disability, or medical condition. The SAW/RTW Policy Collaborative will support this...

This issue brief provides guidance on what it will take to develop a first-class performance management system that allows states to collect and report accurate data under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act legislation, which modifies Workforce Investment Act measures.

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Mathematica has been proud to partner with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services since 1976. On this 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, watch our new video for just a few examples of our...

Recent Projects

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In this study of more than 500 schools, 60 districts, and all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Mathematica is conducting an implementation and impact analysis of Race To the Top and School Improvement Grants, two programs that aim to foster systematic school reform.

Mathematica is one of two policy research centers that lead the SSA's Disability Research Consortium. The DRC fosters new research from a team of disability policy experts from Mathematica and three universities.

Mathematica's study of the Teacher Incentive Fund is evaluating these performance-based compensation systems to measure issues like student achievement and teacher mobility and helping to answer pressing policy questions about how the programs are designed, communicated, and implemented.

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The National Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration is testing the effectiveness of programs that aim to increase employment among noncustodial parents, with the ultimate goal of increasing the likelihood that they meet their child support obligations.

Recent Publications

Family caregivers are a hidden workforce that is essential to meet the growing demand for long-term services and supports by older adults and people with disabilities.

To ensure that teacher-student data are accurately linked, states can use a statewide teacher of record (ToR) definition and a roster verification (RV) system. This brief highlights strategies for implementing statewide ToR definitions and RV systems and identifies potential pitfalls states should consider...

Services such as the National Student Clearinghouse StudentTracker for High Schools provide states, districts, and schools the capability to examine college enrollment, persistence, and completion data on students they previously served in K–12 settings. This issue brief (1) summarizes the uses and limitations...

As part of Mathematica’s Parents and Children Together (PACT) evaluation, this report describes Responsible Fatherhood grants’ program design and implementation and presents data on enrollment, initial participation, retention, and the amount of services fathers received from December 2012 through August...


This video takes a look at the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grantees after two years.

This CSDP forum highlighted child SSI growth trends and state-by-state variation in the county distribution of SSI recipients, as well as evolving pathways into the child SSI program.

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Mathematica has been proud to partner with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services since 1976. On this 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, watch our new video for just a few examples of our contributions over time.

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This video provides an overview of working at the Washington, DC, office.

Expert Spotlight
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.