Evidence suggests that positive father involvement enhances child well-being and can improve a range of outcomes for children.
Using research and building evidence to progress on state programs.
Including other services among children in foster care.Read more
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
Martha Bleeker has expertise in designing and conducting impact evaluations of education and school-based programs for government agencies and foundations, using both experimental and quasi-experimental methods.Featured ProjectsFeatured Publications
- The Impact of Playworks on Students’ Physical Activity by Race/Ethnicity: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial (Journal Article)
- The Impact of Playworks on Boys' and Girls' Physical Activity During Recess
- Family Support
- Youth Development