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Sara Edelstein

Sara Edelstein

Research Associate I

Biography

Sara Edelstein is a research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute, where her work focuses on vulnerable children, youth, and families as well as the programs that serve them. She has experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data in order to assess programs, policies, and trends in areas including public benefits and tax credits (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Medicaid, the earned income tax credit) and their impacts on well-being; asset building (individual development accounts, prepaid cards); government spending on children; and programs for at-risk youth and youth in foster care.

Before joining Urban, Edelstein worked as a development associate at the Associated Colleges of Illinois, a network of private independent colleges. She received her MPP from Georgetown University in 2011.