Families play a central role in shaping the well-being of children and adults; they are a safety net and the primary investor in the next generation. Our research investigates how families are faring in the face of today’s economic pressures and demographic changes and assesses the effectiveness of the major public service systems and supports designed to help them thrive.


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Institute fellow and Richard B. Fisher chair
Cofounder of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, and the Opportunity and Ownership initiative; codirector of Tax Policy and Charities initiative
Senior fellow
Institute fellow