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Insights for Promoting Employment of People with Disabilities

A series of articles explores potential for early intervention and employment support strategies to reduce reliance on public disability benefits.

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Wide Differences in Readiness

Findings showing at-risk kindergartners start well behind peers help inform Sesame Street educational framework.

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Vocational Training as an Antipoverty Tool

“Invest more and invest smarter in vocational training for low-income people."

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Teacher Preparation and Effectiveness

Three Institute of Education Sciences studies help build the knowledge base.

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Paving the Way to a Better System

Study of Accountable Care Organizations helps develop a cohesive framework.

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Enroll America Evaluation

This project involves assessing whether and how Enroll America’s first-year activities translated into meaningful gains in enrollment. Enroll America is a nonprofit organization with a mission of maximizing the number of Americans who enroll in and retain coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

Evaluation of Enroll America: An Implementation Assessment and Recommendations for Future Outreach Efforts

Analysis of the first year of implementation found that Enroll America successfully met its stated goals.

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Mathematica Overview

In this video, Mathematica Policy Research CEO and president Paul Decker gives an overview of the company's rigorous research methods.

Recent Projects

Evaluation of the SOAR Initiative

Mathematica is evaluating the extent to which SOAR training changes frontline workers’ knowledge and practice, the effect of SOAR on SSI/SSDI application outcomes, environmental and implication factors associated with application outcomes, and benefits of improved application outcomes for state and private...

National Mental Health Services Survey 2010

Mathematica conducted the 2010 National Mental Health Services Survey.

Emerging Roles of Residential Treatment Centers in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services System

Mathematica examined (1) the extent to which residential treatment providers operationalize systems of care values and principles and whether there are barriers to doing so, (2) the extent to which families, both youth and caregivers, are partners in the development, oversight, and operation of RTC services,...

Using Data to Inform Medicaid Behavioral Health Policies and Services

Mathematica conducted research, surveys, data collection, and analysis to offer insights and information about current trends in Medicaid-funded behavioral health services. We conducted a survey of Medicaid officials on state administration of mental health services and compared multiple national data...

Recent Publications

Does Student Attrition Explain KIPP's Success?

The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a network of charter schools designed to improve the educational opportunities available to low-income families. KIPP schools seek to boost their students’ academic achievement and ultimately prepare them to enroll and succeed in college.

Trust in American Government: Longitudinal Measurement Equivalence in the ANES, 1964-2008

For over 50 years (1958–2012) the American National Election Studies (ANES) survey has been measuring citizens’ evaluations of the trustworthiness of the “government in Washington”—an indicator that has been widely used to monitor the dynamics of political trust in the US over time. However, a critical...

More Than Half of US Hospitals Have at Least a Basic EHR, But Stage 2 Criteria Remain Challenging for Most

The national effort to promote the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) is well under way. However, 2014 marks an important transition: For many hospitals, penalties will be assessed in fiscal year 2015 for failing to meet federal meaningful-use criteria by the end of fiscal...

Spring 2013 District Interview Protocol

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Advancing the Agenda: Using Research to Integrate Health and Early Childhood Practice Worldwide

A noted panel of experts discusses the evidence for weaving early childhood development into child survival and health programs, with a focus on identifying strategies and promising innovations that can be adapted and replicated.

CHCE Forum: Efforts to Measure and Improve Patient-Centered Primary Care

Mathematica’s Center on Health Care Effectiveness (CHCE) hosted a forum to discuss past, present, and potential future efforts to measure comprehensiveness and improve patient-centered primary care. Topics covered included prior efforts to measure comprehensiveness in primary care, measures of comprehensiveness...

Addressing America's Poverty Crisis: Building Worker Skills

Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis continued the conversation on building worker skills, and discussed new proposals on apprenticeship programs, funding training programs for low-skill workers, and financial incentives for colleges to better prepare disadvantaged students for work. The panelists included...

Addressing America's Poverty Crisis: Predictive Analytics and Rapid Cycle Evaluation

Day two of the Hamilton Project’s anti-poverty summit, Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis, focused on policy proposals to improve safety net and work support. The first panel of the day discussed expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit, reforms to the Child and Dependent care tax credit, and the...

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Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs since 1968. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.