This project builds on Mathematica’s study of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), and a complementary evaluation technical assistance project, to support evaluations of promising oregnancy prevention programs led by PREP grantees and develop curricula for underserved youth populations.
- Mixed-methods studies
- Cost-benefit analysis
- Implementation analysis
- Family Support
- Youth Development
- Early Childhood
- Child Welfare
- TANF and Employment Issues
Andrew Burwick studies the implementation and costs of early childhood and family support programs.
Burwick has conducted domestic and international research focused on early childhood interventions. He recently led an analysis of the costs of implementing five models of evidence-based early childhood home visitation programs. For a national survey of Early Head Start programs, Burwick developed and analyzed quantitative measures of program management and led qualitative analyses of management systems and program services. In the area of family support, Burwick directed a groundbreaking study that identified the knowledge base and developed a research agenda on the human service needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations, including runaway and homeless youth. He served as principal investigator on an impact and cost-benefit study of welfare-to-work programs for low-income people in rural areas and has conducted qualitative research examining such issues as welfare privatization and the use of vouchers to deliver social services.
Burwick has presented at numerous professional conferences, including meetings of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management and the Society for Prevention Research. He holds an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
PREP: Supporting Evaluation and Innovation in Promising Youth Pregnancy Prevention Programs
Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education
The goal of the project is to create an instrument to measure implementation and costs of providing ECE services in centers that serve children from birth to age 5. The project focuses on measuring each center’s efforts to support quality ECE and the costs of operating the center.
Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs to Prevent Child Maltreatment
This national cross-site evaluation was designed to (1) examine the degree to which system change occurred, (2) document the fidelity with which the program models were implemented, and (3) identify implementation strategies and challenges.
Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: Identifying the Knowledge Base and Developing a Research Agenda
Research indicates that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations can face disproportionate risks to their economic and social well-being, yet much remains unknown about the needs of these populations and whether federal human service programs are equipped to meet them. Mathematica Policy...
Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations
A report, related issue brief, and research recommendation briefs look at LGBT populations' characteristics and interactions with human services and identify data gaps.