Use our tracker to explore work requirement policies in public assistance programs across states.
Urban Institute researchers are investigating the short- and long-term consequences of evolving immigration policy on the well-being of immigrant families and the communities where they live.
Launched in December 2017, the Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey (WBNS) monitors the ability of individuals and families to meet their basic needs at a time when the safety net faces a period of transition. Urban researchers are using the survey to develop a broader understanding of material well-being beyond income-based poverty indicators.
Current policy proposals expand work requirements for all federal assistance programs. Urban research explores implementation and potential effects.