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Mathematica's Experts Present at National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics

August 13, 2014 10:03 AM

Mathematica's experts will present on a variety of topics in welfare, labor, and research methods at this year's National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics to be held August 17 to 20 in Providence, Rhode Island. Scott Cody, vice president and director of Cambridge Human Services Research, and senior fellow (and APPAM Secretary) Matt Stagner are participating in a plenary on data analytics and rapid-cycle evaluation.

Senior researcher Michelle Derr will also participate in a number of conference events. She will discuss recent research on moving recipients of benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to work and discuss implementation findings from the Benefit Offset National Demonstration. Senior researcher Andrew Clarkwest will present on a new systematic evidence review of employment strategies for low-income adults Mathematica is conducting for the Administration for Children & Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Senior researcher Alexandra Resch will lead a workshop on opportunistic experiments, low-burden randomized control trials using existing administrative data. A full list  of Mathematica presenters can be found here.

 

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