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SNAP Congressional Testimony

Key resources include data visualization, household characteristics report, and microsimulation models.

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A Digital Exploration of SNAP

This interactive data visualization helps place the SNAP program in context.

 

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Learn More About Mathematica

Paul Decker talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

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Reforming Physician Payments

This March 11 forum will look at proposed sustainable growth rate replacement models.

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Highlights from the Year in Review

Policy guidance for decision makers in the face of complexity

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Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES)

The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) is designed to be a rich source of data describing the experiences of children and their families in Early Head Start.

Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2013

This report describes the characteristics of SNAP households and participants nationwide in fiscal year 2013 (October 2012 through September 2013). It also presents an overview of SNAP eligibility requirements and benefit levels in fiscal year 2013.

Working at the Princeton Office

This video provides an overview of the Princeton office.

Recent Projects

Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)

To help reduce the risks of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and associated risk behaviors among teenagers, Congress authorized PREP as part of the 2010 ACA. Mathematica's evaluation is documenting how PREP-funded programs are operationalized and assessing selected programs’ effectiveness....

Parents and Children Together (PACT)

Parents and Children Together (PACT) is a five-year evaluation of the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grant program to help couples build and sustain healthy relationships and marriages, and to strengthen positive father-child interaction.

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Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES)

The Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) is designed to be a rich source of data describing the experiences of children and their families in Early Head Start.

ERISA Filing Acceptance System 2 (EFAST2): Making a Difference in Employee Benefits Reporting

Mathematica’s team provided a range of high quality services, including developing independent government cost estimates; drafting statements of work; performing system migration planning; and developing and overseeing project plans and work breakdown structures, contract support, oversight of program...

Recent Publications

The Impact of Playworks on Boys' and Girls' Physical Activity During Recess

Playworks had a significant impact on some measures of girls’ physical activity at recess, but no significant impact on measures of boys’ physical activity.

What the Data Reveals About SNAP Household Characteristics and Patterns of Participation (Testimony)

Karen Cunnyngham testified before the House Committee on Agriculture’s Nutrition Subcommittee at a public hearing on SNAP household characteristics and patterns of participation.

Dynamics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation from 2008 to 2012 (Testimony)

Mortgage Foreclosures and the Changing Mix of Crime in Micro-Neighborhoods

The evidence supports the three main theoretical mechanisms that link foreclosure activity to local crime. The investigation of the relationship by crime location suggests that foreclosures change the relative attractiveness of indoor and outdoor locations for crime commission on the blockface.

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PCORI Recap

This recap video includes interviews and workshop clips to highlight the day’s event.

CIRE Forum: Transforming Technical Assistance: Using Evidence to Enrich the Experience

This forum explored the standards for effective technical assistance (TA). Evidence-based TA draws upon proven research techniques and products, which inform (1) the TA content, (2) the process of providing TA (based on adult learning principles), and (3) the measurement of the policy or program improvement...

CIRE Forum Highlights: Transforming Technical Assistance: Using Evidence to Enrich the Experience

This short video presents highlights from the January 2015 CIRE forum on transforming technical assistance.

WIC breastfeeding policy inventory video

WIC Breastfeeding Policy Inventory

This video sheds light on the comprehensive range of policies and practices that WIC agencies use to promote breastfeeding. Mathematica's study, the first to examine WIC agencies' breastfeeding policies, surveyed 90 state-level agencies and nearly 1,800 local WIC agencies.

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