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Some proposed policies could improve low-income fathers’ ability to pay child support, while others would likely make it worse.
The bipartisan budget agreement passed last week includes a historic funding increase for the largest federal child care assistance program.
Recent innovations in how we identify families suggest that past estimates of the number of children of immigrants were low.
Children's health programs face a 10 percent or $140 billion cut in the Trump administration's 2018 budget.
Under current law, federal spending per child age 8 or younger is expected to decline in every category except health.
Federal spending on children is projected to shrink as a share of the federal budget over the next decade.
Whether a family is eligible for assistance in paying for child care depends largely on where they live.
Children need a web of stabilizing supports to deal with the trauma and stress brought by recent natural disasters.
National numbers on preschool enrollment can obscure what is happening within individual states and municipalities.
Home visiting programs are available in less than half of US counties, leaving many eligible families unable to access their many benefits.

From Safety Net to Solid Ground

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From Safety Net to Solid Ground

How will potential changes to federal safety net programs affect the well-being of people striving to cover their basic needs?

Structural Racism in America

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Structural Racism in America

Public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate our country's racial inequalities. 

Resilience in the Face of Disaster

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Resilience in the Face of Disaster

When disaster strikes, we need inclusive plans grounded in evidence on what works.

Updates from the Urban Institute

Updates from the Urban Institute

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