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How Behavioral Insights Improve Programs

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Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches

Fact sheet shows target populations and program approaches.

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Study examines how changes in divorce affect employment at later ages.

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This brief reveals a significant gap between service needs and service receipt among children and caregivers in the 18 months after a child welfare investigation.

Field of Dreams

If government programs exist, why do so many people who can benefit from them not use them or start but drop off along the way?

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A visit to Mexico to help train federal evaluators raised questions about the best approaches to studying government programs.

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of Mathematica’s Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches (PPA). Infographics show the study’s target populations and program approaches and summarize the study’s key facts and findings. The fact sheet also describes the evaluation’s main components....

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This brief reveals a significant gap between service needs and service receipt among children and caregivers in the 18 months after a child welfare investigation.

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of Mathematica’s Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches (PPA). Infographics show the study’s target populations and program approaches and summarize the study’s key facts and findings. The fact sheet also describes the evaluation’s main components....

This document describes Mathematica’s work in applying behavioral insights to improve public programs.

This guide describes four key types of evidence you are likely to encounter and explains how to tell whether these types of evidence can provide strong support for claims about effectiveness.

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In 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration commissioned Mathematica to conduct a national random assignment evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker programs' effectiveness.

This eight-year evaluation is documenting and testing promising pregnancy prevention approaches in seven sites across the United States, each of which is implementing a different program. This research aims to expand the available evidence on effective ways to prevent and reduce pregnancy and related...

Mathematica’s National Study of the Effectiveness of Educational Technology Interventions was a rigorous evaluation of the efficacy of technology applications designed to improve student learning in math and reading in grades K-12.

Mathematica Policy Research and Casey Family Programs have collaborated to study “super-utilizers” of child welfare and other services (referred to as the “Super-Utilizer Study”). The objective of this study is to better understand who super-utilizers are, specifically identifying their characteristics...

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