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Increase Participation, Improve Outcomes

Behavioral interventions for labor-related programs.

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Working Toward a More Effective Criminal Justice System

Recognizing National Reentry Week.

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Honoring Earth Day

Capturing the impact of climate policies.

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Strengthening Primary Care Delivery

Comprehensive Primary Care initiative shows improvements after two years.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month
Cities Expand Health Access for Children and Families
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Mathematica's study for the Packard Foundation is identifying caregivers who provide informal child care in California, learning about their needs for support, and evaluating promising approaches to enhance the quality of children’s experiences in these settings.

Low-quality or nonexistent sanitation affects health and hinders economic development, especially in the world's poorest countries. To address this issue, the Water and Sanitation Program, a partnership administered by the World Bank and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, launched a global...

Speakers presented practical strategies from a new report for improving the strength of evidence from ongoing evaluations. Expert panelists also talked about the kind of evidence they need if they are...

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Niger

Mathematica designed a rigorous evaluation of the girl’s education component in Niger. The component included public awareness campaigns, local action plans, tutoring and training, incentives for school-age girls and female teachers, and construction of classrooms and latrines.

Mexico

Mathematica provided technical assistance for an evaluation of a program that channels government resources to mostly rural areas with high marginalization indices.

Georgia school building

The Millennium Challenge Corporation is supporting Georgia’s efforts to improve educational outcomes by sponsoring the Improving General Education Quality Project. Mathematica’s study requires multiple evaluation designs and data collection activities.

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.

Recent Publications

This brief presents initial findings on the effects of an email designed to encourage U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) employees to increase their contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)—a plan similar to 401(k) plans in the private sector—and take full advantage of the available employer match....

This brief presents initial findings on the effects of an intervention designed to increase employer responsiveness to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

This brief presents findings on the effects of an intervention designed to encourage Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants to participate in their state’s Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment pilot program and persist in their job search.

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Speakers presented practical strategies from a new report for improving the strength of evidence from ongoing evaluations. Expert panelists also talked about the kind of evidence they need if they are to understand the implications of primary care transformation for both the general population and people...

The video demonstrates a web-based, interactive dashboard for Pioneer ACOs, one of the four models of networks for which Mathematica has developed flexible learning systems.

Speakers at this forum discussed the Pathways to Careers Initiative, an innovative employment program for people with disabilities.

This webinar, hosted by the Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Policy Collaborative, convened state and local leaders who want to help more workers keep their jobs after they develop a career-threatening medical condition.

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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.