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Vocational Training as an Antipoverty Tool
“Invest more and invest smarter in vocational training for low-income people."Watch the video
Employment for Noncustodial Parents
Child support can be key for children living apart from a parent.Find out more
Teacher Preparation and Effectiveness
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Students assigned to TFA teachers scored higher than those assigned to comparison teachers, with the difference roughly equivalent to an additional 2.6 months of math instruction. Students taught by Teaching Fellows teachers had math scores that were about the same as those of their peers taught by comparison...
In this video, Mathematica Policy Research CEO and president Paul Decker gives an overview of the company's rigorous research methods.
Impact Evaluation Services for Access to Agricultural Finance, Farmer Training, and Irrigation Compact Activities in Moldova
Mathematica's evaluation focuses on three compact activities: access to agricultural finance, irrigation sector reform and centralized irrigation systems rehabilitation, and the farmer training component of the Growing High-Value Agriculture Sales or Agricultural Competitiveness and Enterprise Development...
Technical Assistance for the Impact Evaluation of Social Development Programs in Mexico: Estrategia de Microregiones and Habitat
Mathematica provided technical assistance for an evaluation of a program that channels government resources to mostly rural areas with high marginalization indices.
Mathematica provided evaluation technical assistance and training to help the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy evaluate the Social Assistance System Modernization (SASM) project to better reach the most impoverished Ukrainians.
Evaluation of the International Organization for Migration’s Counter-Trafficking Efforts (Macedonia, Norway, Bangladesh, Kyrgyz Republic, Nigeria, South Africa)
Mathematica designed and implemented a study of a strategy and activities to counter human trafficking.
Professional Practice, Student Surveys, and Value-Added: Multiple Measures of Teacher Effectiveness in the Pittsburgh Public Schools
Responding to federal and state prompting, school districts across the country are implementing new teacher evaluation systems that aim to increase the rigor of evaluation ratings,better differentiate effective teaching, and support personnel and staff development initiatives that promote teacher effectiveness...
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 •Developing measures...
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...
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...
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 CER effort, the survey also assesses the status of several issues affecting the current health care...
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Senior Survey Researcher
Tiffany Waits is an expert in managing and overseeing large multimode data collection efforts, survey instrument design, interviewer training, and site observations.
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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.