Mathematica will assess outcomes of compliance strategies used by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hours Division to enforce labor standards and develop a continuous improvement framework. We will design and optionally evaluate the effects of behavioral science compliance assistance interventions.
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.
Wage and Hour Division Compliance Strategies Evaluation
Micro-Credentials: Do They Hold Promise for Low-Skilled Workers?
Micro-credentials could supply workers with in-demand skills and help employers better match applicants to job requirements.
Natalya Verbitsky-Savitz has experience in designing, conducting, and reporting on the results of experimental and quasi-experimental policy evaluation studies, as well as observational studies in K–12 education, early childhood and child welfare, labor, and other fields.Featured ProjectsFeatured Publications
- Replicating Experimental Impact Estimates with Nonexperimental Methods in the Context of Control Crossover
- Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, and Treatment Effects? Reassessing Bias in Nonexperimental Estimators
- Literacy, Numeracy, and STEM
- School Choice and Charters
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Early Childhood
- Child Welfare
- Training and Re-Employment
participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.