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Improving Employment Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities

May 12 forum will focus on six projects and their impact on participant employment, earnings, and other outcomes.

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CIRE Forum Set for May 20

Experts will lead a discussion and learning session on capabilities and techniques for using advanced analytics to enhance public programs.

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Governance in Rwanda

Mathematica evaluated four major components of the Rwanda Threshold program.

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Asking the Right Questions and Applying the Right Approaches to Solve Complex Needs

Rigorous Study Looks at Reading and Math Achievement

SNAP Congressional Testimony

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


Learn More About Mathematica

Paul Decker talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

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Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Policy Collaborative

The Office of Disability Employment Policy has a strong interest in advancing policies and programs that promote positive stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW) outcomes for workers who experience a chronic illness, disability, or medical condition. The SAW/RTW Policy Collaborative will support this...

Money Follows the Person 2013 Annual Evaluation Report

This is the fifth in a series of annual reports from the national evaluation of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) rebalancing demonstration. It presents three broad sets of analyses that report on the overall progress and effects of the MFP demonstration: (1) grantees’ progress on their statutory transition...

Working at the Princeton Office

This video provides an overview of the Princeton office.

Recent Projects

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Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED)

The National Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration is testing the effectiveness of programs that aim to increase employment among noncustodial parents, with the ultimate goal of increasing the likelihood that they meet their child support obligations.

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....

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Strengthening Unmarried Parents' Relationships: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Building Strong Families

The Building Strong Families project tested whether well-designed interventions help interested couples have stable, healthy relationships, enhance child well-being, increase fathers’ involvement with their children, and lead to more healthy and sustained relationships among unmarried parents.

Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches

This eight-year evaluation is documenting and testing promising pregnancy prevention approaches in seven sites across the United States, each of which is implementing a different program. This research aims to expand the available evidence on effective ways to prevent and reduce pregnancy and related...

Recent Publications

A Closer Look: Informal Child Care Arrangements and Support in California

This brief presents findings on informal caregivers’ and parents’ networks, focusing on child care arrangements and sources of support and information related to caregiv¬ing from a small sample of informal caregiv¬ers and parents in California’s Bay Area. It uses an ecomapping, a method to create a graphic...

Translation and Dissemination of Health Services Research for Health Policy: A Review of Available Infrastructure and Evolving Tools

This paper examines how user interest in health services research is shaped by the following factors: the current health care policy environment, the organizations and institutional mechanisms available to advance the movement of health services research into policy and practice, and emerging innovative...

Three-Year Impacts of Services and Work Incentives on Youth with Disabilities

The Youth Transition Demonstration, an initiative of the Social Security Administration, provided employment services and enhanced work incentives to young people on the disability rolls in 10 sites across the country. Mathematica’s evaluation of this initiative involved enrolling 5,103 youth from 6...

Changes in Financial Aid and Student Enrollment at Historically Black Colleges and Universities After the Tightening of PLUS Credit Standards

The federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) program provides loans to parents of dependent undergraduate students to help pay for education expenses. To bring the standards in line with those used by banks, the U.S. Department of Education tightened the credit standards for PLUS loans...


CHCE Forum: The SGR Fix: A Pathway to Fundamental Physician Payment Reform?

In a new publication released in March, Mathematica senior fellow James Reschovsky unpacked the details of the proposed sustainable growth rate replacement, including the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and several other payment models encouraged in the legislation. Reschovsky and a panel of...

CSDP Forum: Early Findings from the Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND)

BOND tests an innovation that allows SSDI beneficiaries to earn more while keeping part of their disability benefits. Forum speakers provided background on BOND, presented findings from the first two years' process and impact analyses, and discussed potential policy and research implications.

Research Recap: Rwanda Threshold Program

This research recap looks at the efforts of the Rwandan government to improve performance on indicators related to democratic governance.


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

Expert Spotlight

Policy Issues Are Complex.

Our Approach Is Comprehensive.

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.