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Sarah Minton

Sarah Minton

Senior Research Associate


Sarah Minton is a senior research associate in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where her work focuses on policies and programs affecting low-income families and antipoverty strategies.

Minton is co–project director for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database, tracking state and territory child care subsidy policies. She is also the lead child care analyst for the Transfer Income Model microsimulation model, and her work includes estimating the number and characteristics of children and families eligible for CCDF-funded child care assistance at the national and state levels. She is also co–project director for the Welfare Rules Database, tracking state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families policies. Minton’s work has also included research on other safety net programs, strategies to reduce child poverty, and strategies to help families living in deep poverty.

Minton earned an MPA from the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri.