Surprising Tax Fact: More Than One-Third of Federal Support for Children Comes through Tax Provisions

Ninety-five percent of families with children receive some tax benefit.

How Disasters Wreak Havoc on Financial Health and What We Can Do about It

Disasters have negative impacts on credit scores, debt in collections, bankruptcy, and other indicators of financial health.

The Robots Are Coming. Career Pathways Programs Can Help Us Prepare.

Career pathways have the potential to lead low-skill workers to higher-quality jobs over time.

MLB Salaries Are Yet Another Way to Visualize Growing Economic Inequality

Mike Trout may sign the largest contract in sports history, a $430 million, 12-year extension with the Los Angeles Angels.

An Underfunded 2020 Census Puts an Accurate Count at Risk

A predictable funding stream is important for a successful census, but the 2020 Census has lacked this from the start.

In Kentucky, apprenticeships in the public sector open new opportunities

The Kentucky programs have operated for less than a year, but each apprenticeship examined by Urban researchers demonstrates tangible, practical benefits.

Following a long history, the 2020 Census risks undercounting the black population

For decades, black communities across the country have been undercounted in decennial censuses

Warren’s plan for universal child care—and any other plan—should address these challenges

Many parents, like those in rural areas or working nontraditional hours, have unique needs for child care.

Nine tips for engaging home-based child care providers in research

As states roll out new training initiatives for home-based providers, they also seek to learn more about their goals and needs.

A new law could help the government rely on evidence to improve programs

The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act is a step toward strengthening how the federal government uses evidence.