Project AWESOME, a multi-year effort, is producing cross-cutting research that is responsive to the needs and interests of the field. Mathematica is supporting the development, implementation, and dissemination of this research program.
Brief examines gaps in the evidence for employment and training strategies.Read more
Study examines how changes in divorce affect employment at later ages.Read more
New briefs explore challenges in establishing American Job Centers in local jails.Read more
Behavioral interventions for labor-related programs.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.
Project AWESOME: Advancing Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency Research
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.
Principal Program Analyst
Brandon Kyler has expertise in data collection, data quality assurance and validation, and project management.Featured ProjectsFeatured Publications
- The National School Lunch Program Direct Certification Improvement Study: Analysis of Unmatched Records (Summary)
- The National School Lunch Program Direct Certification Improvement Study: Analysis of Unmatched Records
- Family Support
- Nutrition and Food Assistance Programs
- Unemployment Insurance
- Data Analytics
participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.