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Elisabeth Jacobs

Elisabeth Jacobs

Senior Fellow

Family economic security and economic mobility are complex, multidimensional concepts that require diverse research perspectives and wide-ranging policy expertise. There is no one perfect study, nor is there a silver bullet solution for creating security and opportunity. Instead, we need more evidence than any one scholar can generate, and we need platforms and networks for weaving together that evidence into actionable solutions and agendas for change. With a 50-year history of delivering best-in-class evidence to changemakers in order to inform solutions, hundreds of in-house researchers, and a sterling reputation with academic, public, and private institutions across the nation, Urban is the perfect home for doing this work.