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Sarah Minton
Principal Research Associate
Income and Benefits Policy Center

Sarah Minton is a principal 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 project director for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database, tracking state and territory child care subsidy policies. She is a lead analyst for the Transfer Income Model (TRIM3) and Analysis of Transfers, Taxes, and Income Security (ATTIS) microsimulation models. Her microsimulation work includes modeling antipoverty strategies in tax and transfer programs, estimating CCDF eligibility and participation rates, and modeling policy alternatives for various safety net programs. She is also co–project director for the Welfare Rules Database, tracking state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policies.

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

Research Areas
Social safety net
Children and youth
Beyond high school: education and training
From Safety Net to Solid Ground