The National Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration is testing the effectiveness of programs that aim to increase employment among noncustodial parents, with the ultimate goal of increasing the likelihood that they meet their child support obligations.
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Mathematica serves as the insight partner for human services changemakers by illuminating the path to progress. By rigorously evaluating policies and programs, we provide the evidence to solve urgent social challenges. From systematic reviews of the effectiveness of home visiting programs to behavioral interventions that improve participation in job training, we partner with federal, state, and local decision makers to help shape the key questions and extract actionable evidence. Our more than 1200 experts dive deeply into complex social issues with a combination of methodological expertise and substantive knowledge on employment, education, family strengthening, early childhood, nutrition, and disability to guide progress together.
Over more than 50 years, Mathematica has partnered with a wide range of funders providing social services to families and communities. With our partners, we have focused on the big changes and the details that make a difference in peoples’ lives. Our expertise ranges from improving the quality of early childhood programs to ensuring seniors have access to healthy food choices. We help those funding and implementing human services programs to augment and reimagine the ways they gather and use data. We fit the tools to the data and the questions, drawing from a toolbox ranging from rapid-learning approaches to complex random assignment evaluations. Regardless of approach, we bring rigor and objectivity to deciding what to do next. That’s how we’ve partnered with Atlanta Public Schools to turn around low-performing schools and how we’ve helped Colorado’s Department of Human Services make the most of its data from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED)
Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS)
The Early Care and Education Leadership Study seeks to fill definitional and measurement gaps in order to help the early childhood field understand how effective leaders can improve quality experiences for children in early care and education settings.
Russell Cole has expertise in research design, evaluation technical assistance, and systematic reviews. His research focuses on education, teen pregnancy prevention, early childhood and child welfare projects, and systems evaluation.Featured Projects
- What Works Clearinghouse
- Expanding the Use and Understanding of Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
- Calculating Minimum Detectable Impacts in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Impact Evaluations
- Sample Attrition in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Impact Evaluations
- Early Childhood
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Labor: Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Family Support
- Youth Development
- Human Services