I love that Urban’s role is to provide rigorous and objective empirical research and analysis to inform policymakers and practitioners working on issues of fundamental social importance. I am grateful for the opportunity to apply my research experience to help inform current policy debates.
Hamutal Bernstein is a research associate in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where her research focuses on program evaluation, workforce development and education, and immigration and integration issues. She has wide expertise in mixed-methods research.
Before joining Urban, Bernstein worked as a program officer at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, managing public opinion survey research in the United States and Europe. This position followed her work on a range of immigration and migration research projects at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University as well as consulting projects for the UN Population Fund and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. She has conducted fieldwork in both English and Spanish in the United States and abroad, and she speaks fluent French.
Bernstein received her BA in international relations from Brown University and completed her PhD in government at Georgetown University. During her graduate study, she was supported by a predoctoral grant from the ZEIT Foundation’s Settling into Motion program.
Research AreasImmigrants and Immigration Neighborhoods, Cities, and Metros Adolescents and Youth International Development Job Market and Labor Force Education and Training Race and Ethnicity
Research Report Poverty, Vulnerability, and the Safety NetJune 20, 2016
Research Report Education and TrainingJune 20, 2016
Research Report Immigrants and ImmigrationJune 3, 2015
Research Report Race and EthnicityHamutal Bernstein, Carlos Martín, Lauren Eyster, Theresa Anderson, Stephanie Owen, Ananda Martin-CaugheyJanuary 26, 2015
Research Report Education and TrainingHamutal Bernstein, Carlos Martín, Lauren Eyster, Theresa Anderson, Stephanie Owen, Ananda Martin-CaugheyJanuary 20, 2015
Research Report Immigrants and ImmigrationApril 15, 2014