Research Associate – Child Welfare - Urban Institute

LOCATION: Washington, DC

CLOSING DATE: February 22, 2019


JOB #: 13569

POSTED: January 22, 2019


At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities.  Our employees are empowered to influence policy, open minds, shape decisions and offer solutions.  We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates the debate, wherever it takes place.

Urban’s greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. Our employees drive Urban’s mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation. Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes.

The Center on Labor, Human Services and Population (LHP) agenda focuses on how changing labor markets, demographics, and economic inequality affect child, youth, and family well-being, and how policies and programs can improve economic security. The center is committed to advancing evidence-based policies and programs that can improve economic security, human capital, family stability, and child development. Understanding how families are faring in the face of economic pressures and demographic change is essential for policymakers and practitioners who oversee social services and programs. Our research explores the implications of these changes for people and policies and contributes to the evolving conversation about growing inequality.

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