Eleanor Pratt is a research assistant in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute, where she works on projects centered on low-income families. Her research focuses on the US social safety net, racial inequality, and immigration. Her past projects have included studies about two-parent TANF programs, racial and ethnic disparities in human services, state immigration policies, workforce development, and Head Start. She is particularly interested in how class, race, and gender affect vulnerable populations and access to social services.
Pratt holds a BA from Swarthmore College in sociology and anthropology with a minor in Latin American studies.