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America's aging population is linked to a growing need among family caregivers for paid family leave.
Policies intended to improve families’ economic security often don’t consider the needs of parents and their children together.
The president’s budget includes a proposal to provide working parents six weeks of paid leave after childbirth or adoption.
Fathers can contribute more than money to their children’s well-being.
Millions of working parents qualify for food, medical, and child care assistance, but accessing these supports can be difficult.
These policies may hurt the very children they should be helping.
We are shortchanging the very children who most need a strong start and the parents who are working hard to give their children a better life.
Current enforcement methods can hinder fathers' ability to find work and save money, and failure to pay can lead to incarceration. That cycle hurts kids too.
Many of the fathers we spoke to in the program felt that they had gained parenting and relationship skills and learned from other dads along the way.

From Safety Net to Solid Ground

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From Safety Net to Solid Ground

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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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