Helping Students Find the Fit in Applying to College

Behavioral nudges boost number who apply, as well as selectivity of colleges they target.

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David Kershaw becomes president of Mathematica. 

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Using research and building evidence to progress on state programs.

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We conducted a preliminary impact analysis of progressive employment—a new intervention model develop by Vermont’s Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. We find that progressive employment may cause its recipients to have better employment and earnings outcomes around the time of vocational rehabilitation...

A program called Find the Fit, which combines personalized planning materials and text messaging for students, and training webinars for advisors, increased the number and selectivity of colleges to which students apply.

This brief summarizes an equity-focused policy research agenda for low-income families with young children, in the areas of nutrition, income supports, and early care and education (ECE).

This brief presents a policy-focused research agenda and highlights evidence gaps about early care and education (ECE) access and participation.

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Young people with disabilities, particularly those who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), face unique challenges as they transition into adulthood. Even with targeted support services, they often fall behind their peers in their educational and economic attainment as adults.

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This survey collects data on the employment-related activities of working-age SSDI and SSI beneficiaries. Mathematica has been conducting the NBS since its inception in 2004 and we will be implementing additional survey rounds in 2015, 2017, and 2019.

Mathematica conducted the 2006 and 2009 FACES studies, and, for the most recent studies (2014-2018 and 2019), redesigned FACES to provide key data more rapidly and with greater frequency and to help researchers examine more complex issues and topics in greater detail and efficiency.

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Research shows that the earliest years of life are a critical period of human development. Young children’s earliest relationships and experiences have a strong influence on brain development and a child’s future health and well-being.

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