Shirley Adelstein is a research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. Her research focuses on programs and policies that promote family well-being and gender equity, including early childhood, work and family, family demography, and workforce development. Before joining Urban, Adelstein was an analyst in the work-life policy office at the US Office of Personnel Management and a research fellow at the Center for Research on Children in the United States at Georgetown University, where she is affiliated as a nonresident senior fellow. She completed her BA at New York University and received her MPP and PhD in government from Georgetown University.
Research AreasAging Children Families Job Market and Labor Force Poverty, Vulnerability, and the Safety Net Gender and Sexuality Education and Training
Centers & InitiativesCenter on Labor, Human Services, and Population
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