Mathematica and our partner studied the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) to assess how states, local governments, and Indian tribes used the flexibilities offered by the model to better meet the needs of disconnected youth.
- Qualitative Research of Programs in Domestic Policy Areas, Including Education, Labor, and Welfare
- Disadvantaged Youth
- School Reform
- Training and Re-employment
- Family Support
- TANF and Employment Issues
- Human Services
Linda Rosenberg has more than 25 years of experience conducting qualitative research on programs in domestic policy areas, including labor, education, and welfare.
She has led many large-scale studies and been responsible for the design, data collection, and analyses of program implementation for these studies.
Currently, Rosenberg is the project director for several U.S. Department of Labor projects. She leads the National Evaluation of the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth, an initiative across several federal agencies that grants administrative and programmatic flexibilities to pilots to implement innovative programs to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. Under Rosenberg’s direction, the team is providing evaluation technical assistance to pilots, conducting an implementation and systems study, and collecting and reporting pilots’ administrative data. She also is directing an evaluation of the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program and of State Apprenticeship Expansion grants. She was co-project director of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation; she contributed to the design and implementation of that evaluation, which studied the impact of the programs’ services.
In the education area, Rosenberg led the Mathematica team in a study of school turnaround practices for the U.S. Department of Education. She also contributed to the design and analysis for a study of after-school programs funded by the federal government. For the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she directed a study team in the design of and data collection for case studies and a 50-state survey of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) diversion practices, which documented states’ strategies to assist or divert applicants for TANF.
Rosenberg holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
The National Evaluation of the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth
Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation
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.
Looking to the Future: Job Corps External Review
The study is looking at structural and service delivery changes to enhance Job Corps, the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth ages 16 through 24. The review builds on prior rigorous research demonstrating that the Job Corps has promise.
Providing Services to Veterans Through the Public Workforce System: Descriptive Findings from the WIA Gold Standard Evaluation
Mathematica is conducting the largest, most rigorous evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult and Dislocated Worker programs to date. While the overall evaluation targets civilian workers, a supplemental study focuses on veterans in 28 localities.
Summer Youth Employment Initiative Under the Recovery Act
This implementation evaluation drew on two key data sources: (1) state performance data for all youth participating in services funded by the Recovery Act from May-November 2009; and (2) visits to 20 selected sites that implemented summer youth employment initiatives in 2009.
Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers
This study is documenting administrative structure, partnerships, performance and strategic management, funding and financing, staffing, physical environment, MIS system capacity and use of technology, service delivery structure and linkages, and program and service mix.
Elderly Nutrition Services Program Process Evaluation
To ensure that the Elderly Nutrition Services Program meets its goals, Mathematica is conducting an evaluation of program operations, cost of meals and associated services, and overall health and well-being of program participants.
The Study of School Turnaround
This project is documenting the turnaround process in 25 schools across six states and looking at how these schools have used their School Improvement Grant funds to implement improvement actions.
The Impacts of Dropout Prevention Programs
Mathematica examined how the programs used their funds, what kinds of students were served, and whether the programs affected student outcomes.
Evaluating Outcomes and Impacts of Social Enterprises Run by REDF's Portfolio Organizations
Mathematica's evaluation—the Mathematica Jobs Study or MJS—included five evaluations: (1) an implementation study, (2) an outcomes study, (3) a quasi-experimental design (QED) study, (4) a monitoring study, and (5) a cost benefit analysis (CBA).
Early Head Start Research and Evaluation
The program promotes learning and the parenting that supports it within the first three years of life. Participating children performed significantly better in cognitive, language, and social-emotional development than their peers who did not participate.
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Employment and Training Services to Improve Job Seekers' Success
For 10 years, the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) was the major source of public funding for employment and training services in the United States. WIA’s Adult and Dislocated Worker programs provided employment and training for low-income disadvantaged job seekers as well as workers laid off from...