Developing and Testing Innovations—and Making Them Stick

Using research and building evidence to progress on state programs.

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New Justice Research Helps Unlock Brighter Futures

Mathematica recognizes Second Chance Month.

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Behavioral Insights Make Programs More Effective

Positive effects on retirement savings, OHSA safety citations, and reemployment.

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Employment

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.


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

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