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The Equity Project

Does paying teachers $125,000 produce better results?

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CHIP Improves Children's Access to Care

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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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PCORI Dissemination and Implementation Framework and Toolkit

Recognizing the need for strategies to accelerate the sharing of research (dissemination) and to help put it into practice (implementation), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute commissioned the development of a Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Framework and D&I Toolkit.

The Changing Medical and Long-Term Care Expenditures of People Who Transition from Institutional Care to Home- and Community-Based Services

This report focuses on the medical and long-term care expenditures for Medicaid beneficiaries who transition from institutional to community-based long-term services and supports (LTSS) and how those expenditures change after the transition. An initial analysis of expenditures finds evidence that total...

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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.

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Strategic Data Use in Education

Mathematica’s evaluation examined the implementation, key challenges, and promising strategies of initiatives that supported the strategic use of education data at the state and district levels.

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.

National Longitudinal Transition Study

The National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 gathers information on students with and without disabilities. The sample consists of students identified as needing special education services, as well as those with a condition that qualifies them for accommodations under Section 504 of the Vocational...

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Evaluation of the Ticket to Work Program

Mathematica conducted a 10-year evaluation of the Ticket to Work (TTW) program, a major initiative of the Social Security Administration to increase disability beneficiaries' employment and reduce their dependence on benefits.

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Acculturation Differences in Communicating Information About Child Mental Health Between Latino Parents and Primary Care Providers

Significant Latino-white disparities in youth mental health care access and quality exist yet little is known about Latino parents’ communication with providers about youth mental health and the role of acculturation in influencing this communication. We estimated regression models to assess the association...

Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) Are Promising Laboratories for Conduction Dissemination and Implementation Research

Dissemination and implementation science addresses the application of research findings in varied health care settings. Despite the potential benefit of dissemination and implementation work to primary care, ideal laboratories for this science have been elusive.

What Do We Know About Health Care Access and Quality in Medicare Advantage Versus the Traditional Medicare Program?

Teaching Residency Programs: A Multisite Look at a New Model to Prepare Teachers for High-Need Schools

In 2008, Congress created the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program to fund alternative training programs that draw highly qualified teachers to high-need schools. Funded under this grant, teaching residency programs (TRPs) are designed to attract new teachers to the profession. The programs offer...

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Research Recap: CHIP Improves Children's Access to Care, Eases Financial Burden on Families

New evidence from a nationwide evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reveals that CHIP has successfully expanded coverage for children who would otherwise be uninsured.

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: 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.