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.
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.
Mathematica recognizes Second Chance Month.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.
Workers’ Compensation and the Opioid Epidemic: Analysis and Research Design Options
Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) Evaluation
The Social Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor are leading a demonstration called Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN).
Karen Needels is a labor economist with significant expertise in design, data collection, and analysis for experimental and nonexperimental evaluations of the unemployment insurance (UI) system, employment and training programs, and programs intended to reduce recidivism and improve employment outcomes of individuals involved in the criminal justice system.Featured ProjectsFeatured Publications
- Unemployment Compensation During the Great Recession: Theory and Evidence
- The EUC08 Program in Theoretical and Historical Perspective
- Unemployment Insurance
- Training and Reemployment
participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.