The purpose of this study is to conduct a cross-cutting examination of the use of performance measures, work requirements, and child support requirements among human services programs that include a focus on promoting self-sufficiency.
New resources and blog post navigate interventions for youth receiving Supplemental Security Income.Read more
Using research and building evidence to progress on state programs.
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.
Exploring Measurement of Performance Outcomes and Work Requirements in Programs Promoting Economic Independence (EMPOWERED)
Workers’ Compensation and the Opioid Epidemic: Analysis and Research Design Options
Mathematica is identifying innovative interventions and initiatives that may be relevant to the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) client/customer population, and will develop research and evaluation design options for generating new evidence in the field.
Nan Maxwell evaluates labor policies targeted at increasing employment and compensation for disadvantaged workers. She has more than 30 years of experience in conducting basic and applied research on labor markets, human capital, demographic influences on labor market outcomes, and educational policy.Featured Projects
- Youth CareerConnect Evaluation
- Best Practices for TAACCCT Grantees: Identifying Effective Strategies to Improve the Lives of Low-Skilled Adults
- Bridging the Gap in Workforce and Education Services: Career Coaching in the Virginia RETHINKS Health Sciences Education TAACCCT Program
- Data and Decision Making: Same Organization, Different Perceptions
- Economic Development, Job Creation and Entrepreneurship
- Youth Employment
- Training and Reemployment
participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.