Max Gross
Human Services

Max Gross

Pronouns he/him/his

Max Gross specializes in quantitative evaluation design and analysis, particularly of programs and policies geared toward historically underserved children and families.

Gross has contributed to various child welfare research projects. He currently serves as administrative data lead for an evaluation of a program designed to decrease the risk of homelessness for youth and young adults with child welfare histories. He was the lead researcher for an impact study of the Nurturing Parenting Program, a widely used parent education program which seeks to prevent child maltreatment and foster care placement. He provided evaluation technical assistance to the City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services to supports its implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act. Gross also has played key roles on education and family support projects, including the Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices, the Regional Education Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, and the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services Evaluation.

Gross has published in leading economics and social work journals, including the Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and Child Maltreatment. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.

  • Evaluation design and analysis
  • Child welfare and foster care
  • Education policy
Focus Area Topics
  • Human Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Education
  • Family Support

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