Qualitative interviews are semistructured conversations with individuals who have a certain level of knowledge about or experience with a subject. Respondents can be program participants, neighborhood residents, knowledgeable community members, program administrators or other staff, and elected officials. Interviews can be conducted both in-person and over the phone.
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The measurement of inequality usually focuses on measuring inequality in outcomes (income or wealth or health or some other measure of well-being), variously using differences between the highest and lowest outcomes or variation nearer the middle or some other part of the distribution.
We analyze how work and earnings, supplemented by the social safety net, affect the economic well-being of families and older adults. As technological change and major demographic shifts have transformed the nature of jobs and the workforce, we identify what skills workers will need in the future and what challenges lie ahead for retiring baby boomers. And as economic inequality increases, we investigate trends in poverty and assess strategies
The aging of the baby boomer generation brings sweeping changes for all Americans. If current policies continue, this demographic shift will put more demands on health care and long-term care, shrink the number of workers per retiree, and potentially slow economic growth. But policies that promote productive aging, like rewarding paid employment at older ages, encouraging volunteerism, or expanding community-living options for frail older adults,
The Urban Institute has built a multidisciplinary program of evidence and policy analysis focused on the District of Columbia and its region. This work draws from the breadth of Urban’s substantive expertise, including child well-being, education reform, workforce development, foreclosure mitigation, affordable housing, crime prevention, the social safety net, and health care. We provide current and reliable data at multiple geographic levels
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities
Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Society and Health
Bridging the Gap
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Paul Allen Foundation
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The latest retirement-related statistics on the changing population, older workers, pensions, and long-term trends.
A Vision for an Equitable DC
This interactive feature visualizes what the nation’s capital could look like if it closed its stark racial disparities. The data visualization, which includes breakouts of ward-level data, allows you to view two scenarios of DC: reality or a DC with racial equity.