This data visualization illustrates the changing fat and saturated fat content of school lunches over several decades, based on updated nutrition standards that were informed by our work.
There is increased awareness and urgency within the research community to ensure that evaluation and assessment practices are sensitive to the cultures of people who are most impacted by those practices. Driven by changing demographics and the increasing complexity of problems that researchers and communities...
Mathematica evaluated the Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration, which piloted programs in the Medicare fee-for-service setting, to determine whether programs: lower Medicare expenditures, or increase the quality of health care services and beneficiary and provider satisfaction without increasing expenditures...
Since 1968, Mathematica has been at the leading edge of generating evidence to improve public well-being. Working with our partners, we have led the implementation of new methods, broken ground in emerging fields, and applied innovative technology to help answer key policy questions that have had a significant...
ACOs use a range of approaches to segment, or group, their sickest and costliest patients by the level of care management they require. By engaging primary care clinicians’ help in subdividing the high-need, high-cost (HCHN) patient population, ACOs can increase the usefulness of results and frontline...
This report presents the 30-month impact findings from a national experimental evaluation of the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs. It also provides the cost-benefit analysis results.
This groundbreaking study in the January issue of Health Affairs finds that frequent emergency department (ED) users are at higher risk for mortality compared with similar patients receiving emergency care.
This brief, developed as part of the GOAL-Oriented Adult Learning in Self-Sufficiency (GOALS) project, articulates a vision for TANF programs that is informed by the science about self-regulation and goal achievement.
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration commissioned Mathematica to conduct a national random assignment evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker programs' effectiveness.
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.
The Money Follows the Person Demonstration is a federal initiative to help states reduce their reliance on institutional care for people needing long-term care, and expand options for elderly people and individuals with disabilities to receive care in the community.
Increasing the number of highly effective teachers and principals is a national policy concern focus of federal education policy.
Kenneth Fortson has expertise in the design and implementation of both experimental and nonexperimental evaluations. His work spans labor, disability, and econometric methods.Featured Projects
- Evaluation of Abstinence Education Programs
- Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation
- Using an Experimental Evaluation of Charter Schools to Test Whether Nonexperimental Comparison Group Methods Can Replicate Experimental Impact Estimates
- Impacts of Abstinence Education on Teen Sexual Activity, Risk of Pregnancy, and Risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Training and Reemployment
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.