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Unpredictable benefit cliffs resulting from interactions between earnings, benefits, and taxes create challenges for parents trying to support their families.
Why do certain areas of the country have higher-than-expected Disability insurance awards for certain types of disabling conditions?
Research shows work requirements don’t promote increased work and earnings; in fact, they impose other harms.
Starting in October, the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) will be permanently increased by 21 percent to help families better afford foods that improve their health and well-being.
Where someone grows up and their race or ethnicity affect their economic opportunities and outcomes over the rest of their lives. This makes it more difficult for children in families with low incomes to achieve economic stability in adulthood.
To meet the needs of adolescents, policymakers should consider redesigning safety net policies to build on young people’s resilience, strengths, and creativity.
Tracking TANF diversion programs and understanding how they operate can help policymakers ensure more families get the relief they need.
A member of the Navajo Nation receives their monthly water delivery
Today, more than one-third of the Navajo Nation's population lacks access to running water or indoor plumbing facilities.
The pandemic offers a unique opportunity to rethink our design and implementation of the social safety net.

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Structural Racism in America

Updates from the Urban Institute

Updates from the Urban Institute

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