Evidence suggests that positive father involvement enhances child well-being and can improve a range of outcomes for children.
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.
Senior Survey Researcher
Cleo Jacobs Johnson specializes in early childhood, education, and family support research.Featured Projects
- Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES)
- Building Strong Families: Strengthening Unmarried Parents' Relationships
- Informal Caregivers Research Project: Characteristics, Networks, and Needs of Informal Caregivers and Parents in California
- Informal Caregivers Research Project (INCARE): Ecomap Interview Protocol
- Family Support
- Strengthening Families and Responsible Fatherhood
- Early Childhood
- Child Welfare
- School Choice and Charters