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.
Behavioral interventions for labor-related programs.Read more
Recognizing National Reentry Week.Read more
Map and tables highlight employment opportunities for each state.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.
Behavioral Interventions for Labor-Related Programs
Improving Outcomes for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System
Mathematica is conducting a developmental evaluation of the Local Deep End Initiative, including process and outcome analyses in 12 communities.
Sarah Dolfin has expertise in conducting and assessing experimental and nonexperimental program evaluations, particularly in the areas of training and education.Featured Projects
- Trade Adjustment Assistance Evaluation (TAA)
- Supporting New Teachers: Evaluating Teacher Induction Models
- Characteristics of Trainees and Training Programs in the Trade Adjustment Assistance TAA Program Under the 2002 Amendments
- Impacts of Comprehensive Teacher Induction: Final Results from a Randomized Controlled Study
- Training and Re-Employment
- Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.