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Supporting Self-Employment

Studies examine efforts to help workers launch businesses, create jobs.

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She Served: Roundtable on Women Veterans

Roemer and McConnell discuss research and policy issues unique to women in our nation's military service.

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Improving the Lives of At-Risk Youth Through Education and Training

New studies are paving the way for future careers.

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New From ESER

Brief examines gaps in the evidence for employment and training strategies.

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Older Women in the Workforce

Study examines how changes in divorce affect employment at later ages.

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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.

Our Featured Work
  • Looking to the Future: Job Corps External Review

    The study is looking at structural and service delivery changes to enhance Job Corps, the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth ages 16 through 24. The review builds on prior rigorous research demonstrating that the Job Corps has promise.

  • Project AWESOME: Advancing Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency Research

    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.

Expert Spotlight
Decades of research have shown that
for low-income, disadvantaged, low-skilled people

participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.