Projects

Work Requirements Tracker

Use our tracker to explore work requirement policies in public assistance programs across states.

Understanding the Consequences of Current Immigration Policy

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.

The Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey

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.

Work Requirements in Safety Net Programs

Current policy proposals expand work requirements for all federal assistance programs. Urban research explores implementation and potential effects.