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Afia Adu-Gyamfi
Research Analyst
Income and Benefits Policy Center

Afia Adu-Gyamfi is a research analyst in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she focuses on conducting research on America’s workforce and postsecondary education to help develop social safety net programs and policies.

Before joining Urban, Adu-Gyamfi worked as a research assistant in the sociology department at the University of Toronto, exploring the intersection of education and social control. She also interned with the Canadian Urban Institute, researching matters of urban and regional planning. She worked on pandemic-related projects focused on revitalizing small businesses and downtowns and bringing back vibrancy to Canadian cities, contributing to the development of social and economic programs and policies.

Adu-Gyamfi graduated from University of Toronto in Canada with BAs in economics and sociology.

Research Areas
Economic mobility and inequality
Health and health care
Global issues
Social safety net
Race and equity
Beyond high school: education and training
Job markets and labor force
Racial barriers to accessing the safety net
Racial equity in education
Racial inequities in economic mobility
Racial inequities in health