The purpose of this study is to conduct a cross-cutting examination of the use of performance measures, work requirements, and child support requirements among human services programs that include a focus on promoting self-sufficiency.
- Implementation research and public assistance programs
- Workforce development
- Employment and training
- Technical assistance and performance data
- Human Services
- Training and Re-employment
- Family Support
- TANF and Employment Issues
- Nutrition and Food Assistance Programs
Elizabeth Brown is a human services researcher who specializes in evaluating and providing technical assistance to programs aimed at helping individuals and families with low income improve their well-being. Her research covers a wide range of policy areas affecting families with low income, including workforce development, food and nutrition, cash assistance, and service and benefit delivery. She is currently exploring the measurement of performance outcomes and work requirements in programs promoting economic independence as part of EMPOWERED, a project for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also provides program technical assistance to grantees of the Strengthening Working Families Initiative that support parents facing barriers to training for middle- or high-skilled jobs. In other projects, Brown has studied service delivery and partnerships at American Job Centers, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program employment and training programs, and local programs that use psychological processes and goal-directed behaviors to help people with low income become self-sufficient.
Brown, who joined Mathematica in 2010, received her M.P.P. from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies.