How Students and Employers View Youth Apprenticeships

Strong apprenticeship programs rely on the enthusiastic participation of employers, who are sometimes hesitant.

Tackling Food Insecurity in Different Places Requires Thinking beyond Food

Factors ranging from housing affordability to physical health contribute to the frequency and severity of food insecurity.

Young Parents Balancing Work and Education Face Unique Challenges Ensuring their Children’s Well-Being

Research shows that child care is a key factor in parents’ ability to balance work and education.

How Atlanta’s Local Workforce System Helps Job Seekers Find Sustainable Employment

A recent episode of Urban’s podcast, Critical Value, explores Atlanta's local workforce system.

Understanding the Link between Residents’ and Cities’ Financial Health

Urban researchers recently evaluated the cost to cities of residents’ unpaid public utility bills, unpaid property taxes, and evictions.

Amid New Funding Opportunities, How Can Child Care Providers Collaborate to Better Serve Families?

This year, the federal government budgeted $350 million for preschool expansion and development.

Envisioning an Effective Federal Job Guarantee

Guaranteed job proposals like the one in a Green New Deal are bringing new attention to a strategy for creating quality jobs.

Michigan Follows the Evidence to Encourage Savings while Reducing Economic Insecurity

Last week, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer announced plans to raise asset limits for three programs serving low-income families.

What Research Reveals about Young Parents Juggling School and Work

The more time young parents spend combining work with education, the higher their incomes were at age 30.

What Happened to People Affected by Work Requirements in Arkansas?

Arkansas is one of the first states to implement work requirements for Medicaid and SNAP.