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.

The shutdown through the lens of families and children

The shutdown has disrupted much more than government services, as thousands of families now face mounting instability.

Amid the shutdown, how many federal workers are also family caregivers?

Thirty-six percent of federal employees report having child care responsibilities, and 14 percent report having responsibilities for an adult with special needs.

What would $5.7 billion fund for America’s children?

With $5.7 billion, the federal government could quintuple the amount it spends on job training programs for youth.

What regions have more delinquent auto loan debt?

In some counties, the delinquency rate for auto debt is as high as 55 percent for borrowers with a subprime credit score.