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Webinar: Developing Metrics to Measure Mobility from Poverty

The US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, which completed its work in spring 2018, gathered insights from research, practice, and people who have experienced poverty to better understand what it would take to dramatically increase mobility from poverty in the US. The Partnership advanced a comprehensive definition of mobility from poverty that included not only economic success but power, autonomy, and being valued in one’s community. Now, the Urban Institute, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is working to translate this broad definition into actionable metrics. 

Please join us for a one-hour, interactive webinar hosted for philanthropy, state and local government leaders, and nonprofit organizations working to advance mobility from poverty. This webinar will bring together stakeholders to provide feedback on a preliminary set of mobility metrics and a prototype data dashboard and offer insights on what would make these tools most useful for you, your organization, and your partners in support of efforts to increase mobility from poverty.

Participants’ contributions will be instrumental to ensuring the final metrics are both rigorous and actionable.



  • Brian Bieretz, Policy Associate, Urban Institute
  • Joseph Schilling, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
  • Margery Austin Turner, Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Management, Urban Institute


Send any inquiries regarding this event to [email protected].


Date & Time Friday, November 8, 2019

  • Senior Research Associate
  • Institute Fellow