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.
New study sheds light on veterans' use of American Job Center services.Read the report
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A successful career and the financial stability that comes with it are central to the American dream. But not everyone in or entering the workforce has the education and training necessary to achieve their goals. The barriers to employment are particularly acute for young people in poverty; low-income adults; ex-offenders; veterans, their spouses, and spouses of service members; older workers; persons with disabilities; and laid-off workers in declining industries. Mathematica analyzes programs and policies intended to help these individuals succeed in the labor market, and we help government agencies and nonprofit organizations provide education, training, and employment services more effectively and efficiently.
Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR)
Behavioral Interventions for Labor-Related Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor is collaborating with Mathematica and ideas42 to apply behavioral science principles to selected programs. Studies suggest that relatively modest changes to program materials, forms, or procedures can generate substantial improvements in program outcomes and performance.
Samia Amin’s technical expertise includes evaluation design and extensive evaluation experience in developing countries in Asia and Africa. Her research focuses on labor projects, examining issues related to self-employment assistance, job training, workforce development, and dislocated workers.Featured Projects
- Niger: Education and Community Strengthening Impact Evaluation
- Madagascar: Reducing Poverty and Increasing Investment
- Evaluation of UNICEF's Early Childhood Development Programmee with Focus on Government of Netherlands Funding (2008-2010): Global Synthesis Report Annexes
- Evaluation of UNICEF's Early Childhood Development Programme with Focus on Government of Netherlands Funding (2008-2010) Global Synthesis Report
- Training and Re-Employment
- Economic Development, Job Creation and Entrepreneurship
- Water and Sanitation
- Democracy and Governance
participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.