Mathematica is evaluating the EMPOWER: Increasing Economic and Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls and Vulnerable Women project, implemented by Winrock International and funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Mathematica recognizes Second Chance Month.Read more
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.
Zambia: Increasing Economic and Social Empowerment for Girls and Women
Learning, Evaluation, and TANF: Workforce Program Redesign Technical Assistance for Denver County
Mathematica is providing technical assistance to the Denver Office of Economic Development for their TANF and workforce program redesign to help support implementation and to ensure sustainability of system changes to better serve families in Denver County.
Michelle Derr specializes in translating research findings effectively to improve public policies and direct practice. Her work focuses on evaluating employment and training initiatives targeted to public assistance clients, ex-offenders, people with disabilities, and other disadvantaged populations.Featured Projects
- Improving the Coordination and Performance of Government Programs for Disadvantaged Job Seekers
- Does Coaching Help Hard-to-Employ TANF Clients and Other Low-Income Populations Find and Keep Jobs?
- BOND Implementation and Evaluation: Process Study Report
- Improving Program Engagement of TANF Families: Understanding Participation and Those with Reported Zero Hours of Participation in Work Activities
- Family Support
- TANF and Employment Issues
- Training and Reemployment
participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.