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.
Adapted version of Reducing the Risk shows some promising impacts.Read more
Using research and building evidence to progress on state programs.
Mathematica studies the stability and well-being of families with children—particularly families with limited means—to deepen understanding of programs to help them succeed. Our research provides insights into how parent's success in the labor market, programs to protect families against economic and personal misfortune, and strategies to address the needs of families headed by parents who had their first child as teens can affect the material comforts, self-esteem, and well-being they and their children enjoy, as well as the quality of couple and family relationships.
Exploring Measurement of Performance Outcomes and Work Requirements in Programs Promoting Economic Independence (EMPOWERED)
The Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse: The What Works Clearinghouse of Proven and Promising Approaches to Move Welfare Recipients to Work
People who run programs for low-income job seekers and those seeking to promote policies that can improve employment outcomes for low-income individuals need evidence about what works.
Senior Survey Researcher
Sarah Forrestal is an expert in maternal and child health who specializes in the design, implementation, and analysis of surveys that study the impacts of food assistance programs and teen pregnancy prevention programs.Featured Projects
- Expanding the Use and Understanding of Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
- School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS)
- Incentives and Survey Length: Does Offering a Choice Result in Higher Response Rates? (Presentation)
- Commercial Locating Database Efficacy for Telephone Surveys of Low-Income Populations (Presentation)
- Food Security and Hunger
- Nutrition and Food Assistance Programs
- Family Support