This project aims to identify and rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of innovative programs designed to promote employment and economic security among low-income individuals with complex challenges to employment, such as health conditions, criminal history, or limited work skills and experience.
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.
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.
Next Generation of Enhanced Employment Strategies Project (NextGen)
Evaluation of the Pathways to Careers Program
The SourceAmerica® Pathways to Careers™ program helps individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or a primary diagnosis of autism obtain competitive integrated employment aligned with their skills, interests, strengths, and abilities. Mathematica is conducting an evaluation of Pathways.
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
- Family Support
- Child Welfare
- Youth Development
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research