Social safety net
People experiencing poverty lack more than money: they also lack autonomy and power, and they are often denied dignity and respect. Urban researchers measure poverty’s several dimensions and analyze the effectiveness of social insurance and public assistance programs designed to help struggling families meet basic needs. Policymakers, advocates, practitioners, and philanthropists rely on Urban’s timely evidence to inform poverty-reduction efforts and to shape solutions for reducing barriers families face as they strive for social and economic mobility.

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  • Research Areas Child welfare
    Tags Disability Insurance Refundable tax credits Hunger and food assistance Families with low incomes Poverty Welfare and safety net programs From Safety Net to Solid Ground
    Research Methods ATTIS Microsimulation Model

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