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Shirley Adelstein

Shirley Adelstein

Senior Research Associate


Shirley Adelstein is a senior research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. Her research focuses on programs and policies that promote family well-being and gender equity, including early childhood, work and family, family demography, and workforce development. Before joining Urban, Adelstein was an analyst in the work-life policy office at the US Office of Personnel Management and a research fellow at the Center for Research on Children in the United States at Georgetown University, where she is affiliated as a nonresident senior fellow. She completed her BA at New York University and received her MPP and PhD in government from Georgetown University.