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...
- Evaluation design
- Evidence-based labor programs and practices
- Systematic reviews
- Training and Re-employment
- Unemployment Insurance
- Family Support
- TANF and Employment Issues
- Human Services
Annalisa Mastri designs and conducts experimental and nonexperimental evaluations of employment and family support interventions. She is the deputy director of the Next Generation of Enhanced Employment Strategies project, a multi-site randomized controlled trial of interventions for people facing multiple employment barriers.
In addition, she uses a systematic technical assistance approach to modernize and improve service delivery in workforce development and cash assistance programs in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and elsewhere. The goal of the technical assistance is to use research evidence and methods to improve outcomes for individuals and families and prepare human service programs for rigorous evaluation.
Mastri, who joined Mathematica in 2007, previously served as principal investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research and the Administration for Children and Families’ Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review. She holds a Ph.D. in education economics from Stanford University.