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Common wisdom says any #job is always better than none and that more hours, pay, and benefits are better than less. But it might not be that simple.
The most universal—and perhaps the most potentially powerful —intervention in people’s lives is their job.
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As more low-income households struggle to find affordable homes, preserving existing #affordablehousing is critical. While new construction is part of the puzzle, the complex and costly process of development means these efforts have not kept up with demand. 
Preserving existing affordable housing prevents displacement, is generally cheaper than building new housing, and conforms to existing land-use patterns.
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All investments carry risk. #Payforsuccess projects are no exception.
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"Software has huge potential to improve government services."

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In the coming years, expect to see some exciting changes in government operations.
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Local jails admit almost 19 times more people than prisons annually.

#massincarceration
As we search for ways to reduce mass incarceration, jails—the entry points to our nation’s criminal justice system—are often overlooked.
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In 2013, human services organizations-- like food banks, homeless shelters, youth services, and sports organizations-- made up the largest percentage of all public charities (35.5%), but they received just 11.7% of all charitable contributions.

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In 2013, human services organizations constituted the largest share of all public charities at 35.5 percent, but they received just 11.7 percent of all charitable contributions.
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Recognizing the enormous and disproportionate challenges that these young men face, many communities are working to improve opportunities and break down barriers. Here's one potential research-backed strategy.

#mentoring
What interventions are most effective at improving the academic success of young men of color?
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When parents can’t pay #childsupport, enforcement policies like these can have big consequences for both parents and their children.
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One report found that "black women were 22% more likely than white women to experience the use of force during #stopandfrisk experiences in New York City."

#racialdisparities
The lack of national attention on black women’s deaths isn’t because only men experience racial disparities in policing.
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More than 500,000 high school students who walked out the school doors in June will not return when the doors open again this fall.

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What happens to young people who leave school without a high school diploma and enter the workforce early?
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Why #NC's #HB2 is about more than just bathroom access.
Boycotting travel to North Carolina because of House Bill 2 could also have consequences that could harm some of the groups that protestors are concerned about.
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What it means to "tell it like it is" today.

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The time has come to rethink and reframe the narrative of anti-black racism to better illustrate its disparate impact on all black Americans.
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To open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions through economic and social policy research.

Values

We believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.

How we work

We conduct sophisticated research to understand and solve real-world challenges in a rapidly urbanizing environment. Our work engages communities at multiple levels — city, state, and country — as we gather data and evaluate programs. Urban Institute’s scholars blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration, teaming with policymakers, community leaders, practitioners, and the private sector to diagnose problems and find solutions.

Founded in 1968 to understand the problems facing America’s cities and assess the programs of the War on Poverty, the Urban Institute brings decades of objective analysis and expertise to policy debates — in city halls and state houses, Congress and the White House, and emerging democracies around the world. Today, our research portfolio ranges from the social safety net to health and tax policies; the well-being of families and neighborhoods; and trends in work, earnings, and wealth building. Our scholars have a distinguished track record of turning evidence into solutions.

As an organization, the Urban Institute does not take positions on issues. Scholars are independent and empowered to share their evidence-based views and recommendations shaped by research.

Our work environment encourages intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect. Our analysis elevates debate, wherever it takes place.