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Using research and building evidence to progress on state programs.
A successful career and the financial stability that comes with it are central to the American dream. But not everyone in or entering the workforce has the education and training necessary to achieve their goals. The barriers to employment are particularly acute for young people in poverty; low-income adults; ex-offenders; veterans, their spouses, and spouses of service members; older workers; persons with disabilities; and laid-off workers in declining industries. Mathematica analyzes programs and policies intended to help these individuals succeed in the labor market, and we help government agencies and nonprofit organizations provide education, training, and employment services more effectively and efficiently.
Evaluation of the Unemployment Compensation Provisions of ARRA
This evaluation assessed states’ decisions to adopt unemployment compensation provisions that expanded eligibility and/or the generosity of benefits. It also provided insights into who made use of the additional weeks of unemployment benefits available during the recession, and how they fared.
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.
Gretchen Kirby has extensive experience studying the implementation and outcomes of programs and policies in early childhood, child care, and employment programs for low-income people. Her work focuses on measuring quality, implementation, and costs in early care and education programs.Featured Projects
- Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education
- Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS)
- Aligning Federal Performance Indicators Across Programs Promoting Self-Sufficiency: Actionable Steps for Program Design and Practice
- Aligning Federal Performance Indicators Across Programs Promoting Self-Sufficiency: Key Considerations for Policymakers
- Quality Improvement
- Early Childhood
- Early Childhood Systems
- Quality Measurement
- Training and Re-employment
- Family Support
- TANF and Employment Issues
- Human Services