Mathematica is documenting strategies for increasing client engagement in federal- and state-defined work activities and highlights promising practices in TANF/WIA coordination.
- Performance management
- Evidence-based decision-making
- Business process analysis
- Workforce development
- Education and training
- Software development and testing
- Family Support
- TANF and Employment Issues
- Data Analytics
- Employment and Income Support
- Data Management
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Quality Measurement
- Data Analytics
- Nutrition and Food Assistance Programs
Jonathan Ladinsky is an expert in building performance management systems from concept through implementation. He has developed systems for federal and state clients, analyzing administrative data and training federal, state, and grantee staff. His current work focuses on improving the accuracy of performance calculations used for accountability, management, and evaluation.
Currently, Ladinsky directs a project to develop a performance management system for the District of Columbia’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Tasks included analyzing the current system and data flow, conceptualizing a new system, developing technical specifications for and testing the new system, and analyzing the impact of policy changes on TANF’s population and budget. As part of a data quality initiative for the U.S. Department of Education, he directs an audit to assess the data quality for 11 programs. Ladinsky also led an initiative to develop common measures to assess performance and data quality for the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor workforce programs. In addition, he worked with ETA staff to create performance management and data quality systems for Workforce Investment Act, Employment Services, and Trade Adjustment Assistance, National Farmworkers Job Program, and Welfare-to-Work programs.
Ladinsky holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Improving the Coordination and Performance of Government Programs for Disadvantaged Job Seekers
Data Requirements Testing and Integration Engineering for Federal Health Insurance Exchanges
For the health insurance exchanges required under the Affordable Care Act, Mathematica developed tools to generate test data for all federal and state partners for different types of system testing and calculate the expected results for these data.
Assessment of Nutrition Assistance Program Administration, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
We analyzed the Commonwealth's employment and training programs to understand what changes would need to be made to conform to SNAP and estimated administrative costs.