Almost a decade after the rise in land demand triggered by the 2007/08 commodity price boom, most potential target countries still lack access to relevant information on a routine basis.
Highlights from Mathematica’s #EvidenceInsight Video Series
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Volume 1 of findings from the NLTS 2012 examines the characteristics of youth in special education overall and how these youth are faring relative to their peers. Comparisons are made between youth with and without an IEP, and within the latter group, those with a disability under Section 504 of the...
In this brief, we document the rates of participation in VR by youth SSI recipients, describe the characteristics of youth who receive VR, and report on the association between youth’s VR participation and their employment and benefit outcomes in adulthood.
The authors study the impact of the minimum wage on firm exit in the restaurant industry, exploiting recent changes in the minimum wage at the city level.
This paper examines the extent to which Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries who receive vocational rehabilitation (VR) services from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (SVRA) go on to earn at a level high enough to forgo cash disability...
Mathematica is designing and implementing a monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, a program designed to develop young leaders.
Mathematica’s National Study of the Effectiveness of Educational Technology Interventions was a rigorous evaluation of the efficacy of technology applications designed to improve student learning in math and reading in grades K-12.
Mathematica is evaluating the impacts of projects being implemented by the 10 HCIA awardees focused on mental health and substance abuse services. These awardee demonstrations address a wide array of interventions and target different subgroups within this broad priority population.
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration commissioned Mathematica to conduct a national random assignment evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker programs' effectiveness.
Using National Statistics to Increase Transparency of Large Land Acquisition: Evidence from Ethiopia
The Kigoma Solar Activity in Tanzania: Evaluation Findings (Issue Brief)
The Kigoma solar activity, funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, was designed to promote solar power systems in the Kigoma region of western Tanzania. This brief covers results from a recently completed performance evaluation of the Kigoma solar activity.
Raising the Bar: Impacts and Implementation of the New Heights Program for Expectant and Parenting Teens in Washington, DC
This report shares the findings from an impact and implementation study of New Heights, a DC Public Schools program that provides a multi-faceted approach for supporting parenting students’ educational attainment.
Market Signals: Evidence on the Determinants and Consequences of School Choice from a Citywide Lottery (Journal Article)
The authors estimate school-choice preferences revealed by the rank-ordered lists submitted by more than 22,000 applicants to a citywide lottery for more than 200 traditional and charter public schools in Washington, D.C.
Potential Assistance for Disadvantaged Workers: Employment Social Enterprises
Employment social enterprises (ESEs) provide temporary work and a supported work environment to reduce employment barriers and generate program revenue. Estimation of one-year employment changes associated with ESE work and of program costs and benefits provide preliminary evidence of their value.