Since 1968, Urban Institute employees have contributed objective analysis and expertise to important economic and social policy conversations, from city halls to the White House and beyond. Blending academic rigor with on-the-ground engagement, our research results in evidence-based, real-world solutions to some of the country’s biggest policy challenges.
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