- Poverty and income inequality
- Barriers to work
- Mixed-methods research
- TANF and employment issues
- Unemployment Insurance
- Training and Reemployment
- Criminal Justice
Alix Gould-Werth is a sociologist who conducts research on social programs and policies designed to improve the economic circumstances of people with low incomes—Unemployment Insurance, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, disability benefits, and reforms to the criminal justice system. She is a skilled qualitative interviewer in addition to her experience conducting quantitative analyses.
Gould-Werth is the Deputy Project Director for the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research. She is also a member of the research team for the DOL-funded, three-year evaluation of the Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release Program. In addition, she is part of the team that is doing the implementation analysis for the Job Search Assistance Evaluation, which is funded by the Administration for Children and Families.
Before joining Mathematica, Gould-Werth was member of the program staff at Fountain House, an organization for individuals with serious mental illness. Her work has been published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Monthly Labor Review, Social Service Review, and Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. She holds a Ph.D. in social work and sociology from the University of Michigan.