The country’s social and economic well-being hinges on ensuring that children and youth get a strong start in life and make a healthy transition to adulthood. Urban delivers data on the lives of today’s children, youth, and their families; analyses on the effectiveness of the systems and services designed to support them; and evidence-informed strategies to ensure these supports are equitable. Policymakers, advocates, and practitioners use our insights to strengthen services and strategies that promote children’s healthy development.
Staff members from youth-serving organizations weigh in on ways to set young people up for success.
Policy CentersCenter on Labor, Human Services, and PopulationIncome and Benefits Policy Center
Research AreasChild welfareCrime, justice, and safetyEconomic mobility and inequalityEducationHealth and health careHousingImmigrants and immigrationRace and equitySexual orientation, gender identity, and expressionSocial safety netTaxes and budgetsWorkforce
TagsChild care and early childhood educationChildren's budgetEarly childhood home visitingFamilies with low incomesKids in contextYouth development