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Microsimulation models are powerful tools that can help answer questions about the potential equity impacts of existing and new policies.
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A new administration offers new opportunities to incorporate evidence-based policymaking to strengthen policies to help people.
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Right now, a few small actions could instill confidence in the accuracy of the 2020 Census.
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Data can be a tool to help guide outreach and track progress toward an accurate count.
Volunteers help prepare bags of food to aid those in need during the coronavirus outbreak at the Arlington Food Assistance Center, on April 28, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
"How we show up for partners now will shape the future of our partnerships."
We lack high-quality, systematic data to tell us what the pandemic’s lasting effects will be on rural businesses, industries, and workers.
How do we balance conflicting needs for privacy and accuracy?
As candidates offer ideas, Urban's scholars apply data and analytics to deepen public understanding of their potential impacts.

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