Research Associate II
Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Sophie Litschwartz is a Research Associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Center at the Urban Institute. While at the Urban Institute, Ms. Litschwartz has worked on a wide range of issues including the state of Washington, D.C. schools and neighborhoods, the family unification housing voucher program, and the effect of foreclosure on crime. Her work has particularly focused on quantitative data cleaning and analysis.
Prior to working at the Urban Institute, Ms. Litschwartz was a graduate student studying for her masters at Georgetown in Statistics and Applied Math. While at Georgetown she was a research assistant for NORC studying methodology for surveying undocumented residents.
She also has a B.A. from Barnard College in Economics and Math. She is proficient with the following software programs: SAS, R, Stata, ArcGIS mapping software, Access, and Excel.
Housing and Schools: Working Together to Reduce the Negative Effects of Student Mobility (Research Report)
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How has the recession and its resulting family instability impacted children’s residential and school mobility? Officials from housing, homeless, and school programs discussed the full spectrum of residential mobility in two recent Urban Institute roundtables: from chronic mobility, eviction, and foreclosure to doubled-up households and homelessness. Attendees explored programs and policies to reduce residential and student mobility, as well as brainstormed new ways for different organizations to work together. The discussion centered on examples of school districts, government agencies, and nonprofit housing counseling agencies working together to mitigate the negative effects of mobility.
|Posted to Web: November 20, 2012||Publication Date: October 31, 2012|
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